HC Deb 10 July 1922 vol 156 cc837-8
61. Major KELLEY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what orders for locomotives, rolling stock and railway material for India have been placed in this country since the Indian Government entered upon its new railway programme: whether any similar orders from India have been placed since then in Germany, Belgium, and America; and, if so, to what amounts?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

I have been asked to reply to this question. As the answer is in tabular form I will, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the Table:

Taking account of all orders for railway plant and material placed since the 1st March, 1922, the payments for which will fall against the funds provided in the programme commencing on the 1st April, 1922, the orders placed by the High Commissioner for India, in respect of State railway requirements, were as follow:—

ing two skulls, were dug up in this yard; and can he give any information on this subject?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. GILMOUR (for the First Commissioner of Works)

In course of excavating a trial hole to test the foundation of the cloister, a few human bones have recently been discovered, and I understand that a similar discovery was made 25 years ago.