HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 c1079
56. Mr. HICKS

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the criticisms in the Report of the Royal Commission on Labour in India of the unhealthy and unsatisfactory conditions of labour in which the men and women employed in the Government salt mines at Khewra have to work, the Government of India have taken any steps, or contemplate taking any immediate steps, to improve the conditions in the Government salt mines?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Sir Samuel Hoare)

It has been arranged that the Government of India will send me annual reports showing the progress made in giving effect to the recommendations of the Commission. The first of these reports will be due in October next, and meanwhile I do not propose to ask for detailed reports on particular recommendations.