HL Deb 01 August 1935 vol 98 cc1076-7

[The references are to Bill No. 85.]

Clause 241, page 144, line 32, at end insert:

("(3) In framing the rules for the regulation of recruitment to posts in the Postal and Telegraph Services, the Governor-General or person authorised by him in that behalf shall have due regard to the past association of the Anglo-Indian community with the said Services, and particularly to the specific class, character and numerical percentages of the posts previously held in the said Services by members of the said community and to the remuneration attaching to such posts.")

The Commons propose to amend this Amendment as follows:

Line 2, after ("the") insert ("Customs")


My Lords, your Lordships will remember that you inserted an Amendment into the Bill the object of which was to see that when arrangements were made for the recruitment of certain Services, the past history of the Anglo-Indian community in connection with those Services should be borne in mind. The Services in question were the Railway Services and the Postal and Telegraph Services. By an oversight the other main Service with which the Anglo-Indian community has been closely associated very honourably in the past—namely, the Customs Service—was omitted, and the object of this Amendment is to make good that omission. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Amendment.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Marquess of Zetland.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.