HC Deb 05 August 1890 vol 347 c1890
SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India if the House will have an opportunity of discussing the Report of the Committee on the grievances of East Indian Civil Servants before any action is taken upon it; if it was intended that the Committee should report not only on the existence or non-existence of real grievances, but also on the specific remedies to be applied; whether the Government or the Under Secretary personally are pledged to the approval of the Report by the circumstance of the Under Secretary moving it in Committee, or whether he merely acted ministerially to carry out the resolutions of the Committee; and whether, if it is desired to take any action, either in the direction of conceding the recommendations of the Committee, or submitting those recommendations for the consideration of the Government in India, anything more can be done than to lay those recommendations before the Council of India in Downing Street, and to leave it to the majority of that Council to decide on a matter affecting the finances, of India, and especially payments from the Home Treasury, in accordance with the power vested in them by the Indian Councils Act?


The reply to paragraphs one and three of the question is—No, and to the second and fourth—Yes.