§ MR. PUGH
asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether he is now in a position to inform the House of the number of students who have entered the Engineering College at Roorkee during the last three years, and of the number who have passed and obtained appointments as engineers during the same period?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
I have ascertained that the admissions of engineer students to the Thomason Civil Engineering College at Roorkee during the years 1880–1–2 have been 8, 9, and 10 respectively, while the number of appointments to the engineer establishment of the Public Works Department during these years has been 8 each year. The number of overseers admitted to the College during the same three years has been 18, 22, and 35, while the appointments to the subordinate branch of the Public Works Department (in which branch the overseers are included) during these years have been 15, 0, 17.