HC Deb 30 June 1904 vol 137 c148
MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

To I ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the edition of the Year 1900 of a publication called the Golden Book of India (purporting to contain an alphabetical list of titled personages in India, published first in 1893), states on its title page that it is published by the publishers to the India Office; and, if so, will he say whether the India Office or other Indian authorities have assisted in its compilation or are answerable to any extent for the accuracy of its contents: and, if not, whether there is any intention on the part of Government to publish in the near future an accurate list of titled parsonages in India.

(Answered, by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The title page of the book in question shows that it was published by "Sampson Low, Marston, and Company. Limited, Publishers to the India Office." The first words of the author's introduction are "No official authority attaches to this work or to any statement in it." I am not aware of any intention on the part of the Government of India to publish a list of titled personages in India.