HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 c655
22. Major ASTOR

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has received official Reports concerning the breakdown of the arrangements made in India for the moving of troops and drafts arriving from England; and,. if so, will he take the necessary steps to have matters rectified without delay?


I presume that my hon. and gallant Friend refers to the recent movements of troops from Karachi. I received telegraphic news of this lamentable incident and have asked for a full report regarding it. Meanwhile I have taken steps to ensure that troops will not be moved by rail from Karachi to Northern India under such conditions while hot weather conditions prevail.