HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 cc590-1
3. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Secretary of State for India from what station the official recently appointed as a new home member to the Government of Bombay was transferred; and what was the reason of his promotion?


Mr. G. A. Thomas, who was recently appointed to be a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Bombay, on the recommendation of the Governor endorsed by the Governor-General, was previously Commissioner in Sind.


Is Mr. Thomas the official who was Commissioner of Sind on the date when a number of British officers and their wives were grossly insulted by being spat upon? Was that the reason for his promotion?


I do not think that the hon. and gallant Member, on reflection, would desire to attack a distinguished public servant who is not in a position to defend himself.

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