§ 9. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the nomination of Lala Ramchand to fill the council seat recently created by the Government of India for the special representation of factory labour and what is the reason for this departure from the Government of India's policy of not filling nominated-seats until after the elective seats had been filled?
§ Earl WINTERTON
My attention has now been called to the recent nomination of this gentleman to be a nominated member of the Punjab Legislative Council to represent the labouring classes, but my Noble Friend has no information for what reason the normal practice referred to in the last part of the question was not followed in this case.