§ COLONEL HUGHES-HALLETT (Rochester)
asked the Undersecretary of State for India, When the Papers relating to claims of the Indian Telegraph Department will be produced; when the scheme of re-organization will be sanctioned, and who is responsible for the delay in granting measures of relief; and, whether some measure of relief could be afforded by amalgamating, as in England, the Telegraph and Postal Services?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir John GORST) (Chatham)
The case of the Telegraph Department has been referred to the Finance Commission which was recently appointed in India to consider what reductions can be made in the Public Expenditure. The hon. Member will see that until this Report has boon received it is impossible to give the information he desires.