HC Deb 11 February 1929 vol 225 c2

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what recommendations, if any, have been made to the Government of India by the scholars responsible for the linguistic survey of India, or from any other authoritative source, regarding the advisability, in the interests of education, of adopting the Roman script instead of the traditional script for any languages, or groups of languages, spoken in India; and whether, in view of the advantages expected to follow upon the adoption by Turkey of the Roman script, he will give renewed consideration to this question?

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

This question has been frequently discussed, but I am not aware of any recommendations in connection with the Linguistic Survey. Any action of the kind suggested would rest with the Government of India and the Local Governments. The hon. Baronet probably knows that Urdu in the Roman script has been adopted in the Indian Army.

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