§ MR. THEODORE TAYLOR (Lancashire, Radcliffe)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Mr. Hodson, Officiating Secretary to the Government of India in the Railway Department, presided over the railway conference at Delhi regarding the increased employment of Europeans in the Indian State Railways, and will he state whether this conference was held with the sanction of the Secretary of State; 1505 and whether he will take steps to prevent any race preference being shown as regards employment in the Indian railway service.
(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The Conference met to discuss certain representations received from the Anglo-Indian Association as to the possible employment of Eurasians on Indian railways. I have no information as to who may have presided at the meeting. The Government of India have informed me that the resolutions of the Conference were referred to the railway managers, and that no action by them for the present is contemplated.