§ SIR W. WEDDERBURN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether it is the case that a large portion of the text books, both English and Vernacular, prescribed for use in the Government and aided schools in the North-West Provinces, have been compiled, as a private enterprise, by Mr. Nesfield, the Director of Public Instruction for the North-West Provinces; and whether such arrangement operates to create a monopoly, and to exclude other text books from those schools?
§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
I have no information on the subject of my hon. Friend's question. The matter is one for the Local Government to consider, and 1448 would seem to be a proper subject for a question in the Local Legislative Council.