§ Mr. RAWLINSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the financial position of the European members of the uncovenanted Civil Service in India, many of whom, owing to the rise in the cost of living in India, the depreciation of the rupee, and the high rates of transit to India-, are in receipt of remuneration which has become quite inadequate, and have only the prospect of pensions, which, having regard to the present cost of living in England, are exceedingly small; and whether, having regard to the importance of the civil servants in India being contented, and to the fact that the total cost of all Europeans in the service of the Government of Bombay in 1922 was only about 41 per cent. of the total provincial expenditure, he will see his way to dealing with this urgent question?
§ Earl WINTERTON:
I would refer to the answers given on 26th February to questions on the same subject by the hon. and gallant Baronet the Member for Melton (Sir C. Yate) and the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Gwynne), to which I can add nothing.