§ SIR W. WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, native Indians being and having always been eligible for appointments to the superior educational service of India, will he state the number of appli- 103 cations for such appointments received from native Indians since the appointment of Mr. P. Mukerjee in 1881, and give the names of the applicants and the result of their applications; and has any single native been appointed to one of these posts since Mr. P. Mukerjee was appointed in 1881?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
No record has been kept of applications for educational appointments, whether by natives of India or others, such matters having been treated as personal by each successive Secretary of State. I am therefore unable to give the information asked for in the first part of this Question. As regards the second part of it, I cannot say how many natives have been appointed since 1881, but the number is not large.