§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that in the Calcutta Gazette of the 10th May last it was announced that in the office of the Board of Revenue, Lower Provinces,30 per cent, of the appointments carrying pay of forty rupees and upwards per month would be reserved for Europeans and Eurasians; and will he state whether arrangements can be made for the apportionment of a larger proportion of appointments to the natives of India.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I beg to refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for West Denbighshire on the 6th instant.† The persons described as Europeans and Eurasians are presumably in most cases born or domiciled in India, and, as at present advised, I see no reason for interfering with the arrangements made.