§ COLONEL SYKES
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether there is any and what foundation for a statement at page 16 of the Home News of the 19th March, that the Council of India have rejected the schemes of Colonel Norman and Colonel Broome, for the relief of the 2 finance of India, by facilitating the retirement of Field Officers for whom there is not employment; and, whether the Council contemplate the reduction of the charge for unemployed Field Officers in India?
MR. GRANT DUFF
said, in reply, that, subject to the obvious correction that the "Secretary of State in Council" should be substituted for the "Council" in each of his hon. and gallant Friend's Questions, his answer to both was in the affirmative. If his hon. and gallant Friend would move for the correspondence, he was ready to give it him as an unopposed Return.