§ 12. Mr. STEWART
asked the Secretary of State for India if he can hold out hopes of early action on the memorials submitted last year by a large majority of district officers, members of the Indian Civil Service; if he has information that numbers of these officers are in serious financial distress and unable to live on their present pay without falling into debt; and that economic conditions have rapidly deteriorated since those memorials were submitted?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I would ask the hon. Member to refer to the reply given to the hon. Member for South Kensington on the 15th instant. The issue of the Resolution of the Government of India as to the pay of the Imperial Indian Services may be expected very shortly.
§ Mr. STEWART
Will the Indian Government do something to help Indian civil servants in regard to the question of transport from here to India, because with the present cost of passages it will be very difficult to enter the Civil Service if they cannot pay the enormous sums required?