HC Deb 16 July 1906 vol 160 c1326
SIR J. JARDINE (Roxburghshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether any, and what, proportion of the appointments recently made to the Public Works Department of India by the Secretary of State on the recommendation of a Committee of Selection were given to Scotsmen or to engineers educated at Scottish universities and institutions; and whether Scotland is represented on the Committee of Selection.


Out of the twelve men who were recently selected for the Public Works Department (one of whom resigned), four were of Scottish parentage and three were educated at Scottish Universities. I do not think that any one of the three members of the Committee of Selection is a Scotsman; but made no inquiry as to their nationality.