HC Deb 20 June 1927 vol 207 cc1465-6
13. Mr. KELLY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what action has been taken on the Report of the Deck Passengers' Committee; and whether he is aware that the Report has been before the Government of India for three or four years?


Draft amendments to the rules dealing with the more important recommendations of the Committee were published in 1925. The Government of India stated in March of this year that the opinions received on the draft amendments were then under their consideration. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.


In view of the reply, are we likely to have any report as a result of the consideration?


Yes, I think so. The opinions received on the draft report published in 1925 have, I understand, now been received by tile Government of India, and I think, therefore, a decision may be expected shortly, but inquiry will be made of the Government of India.