HC Deb 03 June 1890 vol 344 cc1841-2
SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India if it is true, as stated in the Indian newspapers, that, notwithstanding the presence in this country of so many of the claimants under the Indian Civil Service Rules, it is proposed to allow a number of the principal European Civil servants now in India to come home "on duty" at the public expense to give evidence before the proposed Committee, or to allow them to draw full Indian allowances beyond those to which they may be entitled under the ordinary leave rules, or in any other form to place a burden on the Indian taxpayer, to enable them to press the claims of their various Services in this country?


No, Sir; there is no foundation whatever for the statement contained in the question of the hon. Member. The Committee, if appointed, would itself determine what witnesses are necessary. The Secretary of State would, of course, give every reasonable facility for the attendance of such witnesses as the Committee might desire to examine.