§ MR. WEIR (ROSS and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, having regard to the fact that there are only four elected members of: The Council of the Government of India, will he consider the expediency of arranging for an increased number of elected members.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. MORLEY, Montrose Burghs)
The Regulations, framed under the Indian Councils Act, 1892, provide for five, not four, of the non-official members being elected, while the Governor-General is required to make nominations to the remaining non-official seats, "in such manner as shall appear to him most suitable with reference to the legislative business to be brought before the Council and the due representation of the different classes of the community." I am not prepared to press the Governor-General to modify the Regulations in the manner suggested.