§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether, in view of the Queen's Proclamation on assuming the direct government of India in 1858, assuring all her subjects equal rights of employment for all offices they were fitted to fill, the distinction now existing in the Great Indian Peninsula Railway between Eurasian and European will be continued, the distinction being that there are two classes of employés, Eurasian and European guards, who do identically the same work, but who are classed, both as regards pay and privileges, on entirely different footings?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The Question seems to be economical rather than political, the object of the Railway Company being to obtain the services of the different classes of officers they require at the cheapest rate. But I understand the subject is receiving the attention of the Board of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company.