MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the Act recently passed by the Bengal Legislative Council, forbidding the employment of women as barmaids or in any other capacity in any of the licensed premises in that province; and whether it is intended to enact similar legislation in the other provinces of India.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
It is intended to undertake similar legislation in Burmah. This is the only other province in which the question has arisen, so far as I am aware.