1. Sir HENRY DALZIEL
asked the Secretary of State for India what is the nature of the work undertaken by Professor Ethé, an unnaturalised German subject, in connection with his Department; and what is the basis of his remuneration?
The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA Mr. Chamberlain)
Professor Ethé has been engaged since 1872 in compiling a Catalogue of the Persian MSS. in the 1790 Library of the India Office. The first volume of this Catalogue was completed in 1901, since which date no payment has been made to him. The honorarium for the second volume is to stand over until its completion, and has not been fixed.