§ MR. HUMPHREYS-OWEN () Montgomeryshire
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether before legislating on higher education the Government of India instituted an inquiry into the political effect of English education in India; and, if so, whether he will state the substance of the views expressed by the various local governments on this subject.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I am not aware of any inquiry directed specially to the subject stated in the hon. Member's Question. The recent legislation of the Government of India in regard to the Indian Universities was, however, preceded by an inquiry into University education in that country by a Commission, whose Report was published in 1902; and in the debates on the Universities Bill, which will be found in the Gazette of India for April last, the various aspects of higher education in India were discussed very fully.