§ 8. Colonel APPLIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the postal and telegraph clerks and employés in Calcutta suffered hardship during the recent Communal riots, and were put to expense and loss in consequence of their duties and whether the Government propose to compensate them or give them a bonus of pay to cover this period?
§ Earl WINTERTON
My Noble Friend has no information on the subject, but the matter would in any event, be one for, the local authorities to deal with.