HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 c123

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he will consider the advisability of appointing as a colleague to Sir Hamilton Smith in his inquiries into Indian factories an Indian gentleman experienced in the conditions of Indian mill labour.


The object of Sir Hamilton Freer Smith's mission is to bring to bear on the management of Indian factories the knowledge and experience gained by him in the administration of the English factory law. I do not propose to associate any colleague with him; but he will have every facility for ascertaining and reporting on the views of Indian gentlemen, to which I am confident he will attach due weight.