§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, in view of the recent creation of a commercial and industrial department for administrative purposes in India and the redistribution of work which the creation of this department involves, will he consider the expediency of laying upon the Table of the House a Return showing briefly the character of the work dealt with by the various Government departments in India and the amount paid in salaries for each department.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
It is not the case that a separate commercial and industrial department has just been created, though it is proposed to create one under the present Bill. The various departments of the Government of India, and the amount paid in salaries in each department, will be found stated on page 83 of the Finance and Revenue Accounts of the Government of India for 1902–3, which were laid on the Table of this House in May last.