§ MR. HUBBARD (Bucks, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India if he can state how many members of the Covenanted Civil Service, members of the various departments of the Uncovenanted Civil Service, Military Officers, and others, are members of the Executive Council of the Viceroy of India, and of the Council of the Secretary of State for India respectively; and whether the grievances of the Uncovenanted Civil servants are being considered by a Committee or Com- 298 mittees of either or both these Councils; and, if so, whether he will state the names of the gentlemen serving thereon?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir J. GORST,) Chatham
The Executive Council of the Viceroy of India consists of three members of the Covenanted Services, two military officers, and one barrister. The Council of the Secretary of State for India consists of five ex-members of the Covenanted Services, six military members, and three others. No member of either Council has belonged to the so-called Uncovenanted Service. There is no Committee at present specially considering the grievances of the Uncovenanted Civil Service.