HC Deb 22 June 1925 vol 185 cc1051-2

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can form any estimate of the number of Europeans and Anglo-Indians now unemployed in India; whether his attention has been drawn to the grave conditions arising out of such unemployment; and whether the Government of India is taking any action in the form of creating employment by means of public works or otherwise to meet the present situation?

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

My Noble Friend has no recent detailed information on the subject, but will ask the Government of India for a report.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is grave distress arising from unemployment in India and that there are some very serious cases in Calcutta?


Yes, Sir, and that is the reason why my Noble Friend is asking for a local report.

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