§ 27. Mr. KING
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Government of India has recently published a Report on the glass industry, by a Mr. Oertel, the chief engineer of Assam; whether any attempt is being considered to supply by native industry the demand for glass manufactures in India; whether the glass imports into India from Germany and Austria, which amounted to £773,118 in the last year before the War, are under consideration by the India Office; and whether the suggestions of Mr. Oertel are receiving attention?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. C. Roberts)
I have not seen the Report to which my hon. Friend refers, but I am aware that the question of developing the indigenous glass industry is receiving the attention of the Government of India and of local governments.
§ Mr. ROBERTS
The matter is receiving attention, and two Committees are sitting upon it at the present time.