HC Deb 27 October 1920 vol 133 cc1712-3
8. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Governor-General's Executive Council has been increased by the addition of a member for industries; and whether this is a permanent or temporary appointment?


The number of members of the Governor-General's Executive Council was increased to eight in July, under the provisions of Section 28 of the Government of India Act of last year The opportunity was then taken to appoint a member in charge of the development of industries. The ultimate constitution of the department which he now administers is not yet settled.