HC Deb 30 January 1918 vol 101 cc1523-4
1. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make any statement regarding the position of the Calcutta Hides Committee and the participation of persons of German origin in the trade in hides?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

The matter is still the subject of consideration with the Government of India, and no statement can at present be made.

Sir J. D. REES

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very strong feeling against the participation of any firms of German origin which exists in the large and loyal British community in Calcutta?


Yes, Sir.

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