HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 c368
1. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary for India if he will state what steps are being taken by the Government of India to prevent the overcrowding of Simla and other Government headquarters in the Hills by unofficials, both British and Indian, and to reserve the accommodation at those places for civil and military officials, and their wives and families?

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

I have been asked to reply to this question. The Government of India have recently had the whole question of house accommodation at Simla examined by a Committee, and propose to prepare a comprehensive scheme for the provision of accommodation for officials. In the meantime, in order to meet immediate necessities, they have expended considerable sums on the acquisition and construction of houses. The Secretary of State is not aware that Local Governments have found it necessary to take similar action in the hill stations within their jurisdiction.

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