HC Deb 08 June 1944 vol 400 c1489
19. Wing-Commander Grant-Ferris

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has given any thought to, or received any recommendation from, the Government of India on the advisability of dividing the Department of Education, Health and Lands, into three separate departments, namely, Education, Health and Agriculture.

Mr. Amery

The subjects covered by the title of the Department referred to are primarily the responsibility of the Provincial Governments and the functions of the Department at the Centre are mainly those of co-ordination. It would be for the Government of India to consider whether the work likely to fall on the Department for these purposes will in future be sufficient to require its division into three separate departments.