§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether it is possible to grant to-the members of the Indian Civil Service the same advantages with regard to passage money which are allowed to police and forest officers?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
The two cases which are contrasted in my right honourable Friend's-Question do not stand on the same footing. The Indian civilian has advantages both before he leaves for India, and after his arrival there, which the police and forest officers do not enjoy. But on the other hand it has never been the practice to pay for his passage to India, and I see no sufficient reason, as at present advised, for making any change in this respect.