HC Deb 03 March 1908 vol 185 cc521-2

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Sir Gurudas Bannerji, a Bengali gentleman, and late judge of the High Court of Calcutta, in his evidence before the Decentralisation Committee, said that Indian officials were as aloof as Europeans and more uncivil to Indian subordinates, and to those of even equal social rank with themselves; and, if so, whether he will cause inquiries to be made into these allegations regarding the conduct of Indian officials who form the immense majority of the Government servants in India.


I have seen in a newspaper a report of the evidence referred to, not altogether agreeing with the version quoted by the hon. Member. I do not think that there is any ground for an inquiry.