HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 c774
1. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Secretary of State for India of what the Reforms Department of the India Office consists; and what is the sum of its salaries?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Sir Samuel Hoare)

The Reforms Department of the India Office consists of a few officials temporarily seconded from other duties so that their time may be devoted exclusively to the problems connected with reforms. There are three Assistant Secretaries, one Principal, and four Clerical Officers so seconded. The net cost in salaries involved by the arrangements is rather less than £2,000 per annum.


Is there any truth in the report that these officials are engaged in drafting a Bill?


No, Sir.