HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 cc1042-3
67. Major POLE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will state the total amount contributed by India towards the expenses of the Empire Marketing Board since its inception, the number of applications for grants received from Indian bodies, and the amount so applied for sanction by the Board, and if he will give information as to the number of Indians employed in an advisory capacity in connection with the Board's educational work in this country and other parts of the Empire, and in connection with the other activities of the Empire Marketing Board?


The expenditure of the Empire Marketing Board is met entirely from moneys provided by Parliament and no contribution to the Board's expenses is received from the Government of India or any other part of the Empire. Three suggestions for specific marketing investigations put forward on behalf of India have been approved, involving a total expenditure from the Empire Marketing Fund approaching £3,000, while an important project for scientific research is now under consideration. No Indians are employed directly by the Board which relies upon obtaining any special advice which it may require regarding India through that country's representative on the Board.

Forward to