§ 68. Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the replies from local governments to the letter sent out by the Government of India, on the 25th June, 1926, on the subject of proposed legislation to regulate the imposition of fines in industrial establishments, are now complete; and, if not, whether he will state which of the local governments have not yet communicated their views in answer to the Government's letter?
§ 60. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state what response the Government of India received to the Circular sent out by them last year suggesting that there should be legislation to regulate the imposition of fines in industrial establishments; and whether it is proposed to introduce legislation on this matter?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The Government of India contemplated full consideration 1180 of the question of deductions from wages and fines when all the replies had been received from local governments whom they had consulted on the subject. On 9th April the replies of the Government of Bombay and the United Provinces were awaited. I am not aware whether they have been received since. Until the matter has been considered by the Government of India, for which time will he required, it is not possible to make a statement. My Noble Friend has no doubt that they will expedite its consideration as much as possible and has asked to be informed by telegraph as soon as they have reached their conclusions.