HC Deb 14 February 1938 vol 331 cc1500-1
3. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether consideration has been or will be given to the appointment of qualified persons to have charge of the interest of the primitive peoples in the districts scheduled as excluded and partially excluded areas under the Government of India Order, 1936?

Earl Winterton

I presume that the hon. Member refers to the appointment of special officers to advise the Governors in the discharge of their duties under the Act in relation to excluded and partially excluded areas. So far as my Noble Friend is aware no Governor has as yet felt it necessary to appoint a special officer for this purpose.

Mr. Harvey

Have the Government considered the appointment of special officers with the object of advising these primitive people in remote districts?

Earl Winterton

I think it would be best if I refer the hon. Member to the con- cluding paragraphs of the dispatch of the Government of India, 24th January, 1935, which has been published, and which deals with the subject in full.

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