§ SIR RICHARD TEMPLE (Worcester, Evesham)
I beg to ask the Under, Sec- 321 retary of State for India what consideration practically is being given to the recent request by the Officers of the Indian Forests Department for the assimilation of their Leave and Pension Rules with those of the Public Works Department?
SIR J. GORST
This is a matter which was under discussion by the Secretary of State and the Government of India, when the consent of the Govern-was given to the proposed Committee on the grievances of the uncovenanted servants of India. The Secretary of State can take no further step till the House of Commons has determined whether the Committee shall be appointed.