HC Deb 09 February 1931 vol 248 c5
5. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that free passages home to covenanted foremen on railways in India were granted by the Railway Board on 1st April, 1930, he can state why such free passages have now been withheld or stopped for an indefinite period?


I am informed by the Government of India that the application of the passage rules in these cases was deferred pending the issue of certain specific instructions for the guidance of the authorities applying the rules, but that these instructions have now been issued and are being communicated to the various railway administrations.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when these very disappointed people will get their passages and how much longer is it going to be?


Instructions have been issued.