§ Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether a Bombay Civil servant, who is a native of that presidency, has been appointed Dewan of the State of Cochin in Madras Presidency; and, if so, whether the selection was made by His Highness the Rajah of Cochin, and indicates that no native of his State is fitted for the office?569W
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
I learn from the public Press that Mr. J. W. Bhore, a member of the Madras Civil Service, has been appointed by the Rajah of Cochin to be Dewan, in succession to Mr. A. R. K. Banerji, C.I.E., another member of the Madras Civil Service. As to the second part of the hon. Member's question, I have no information; and the third relates to the internal affairs of a native State of which the Secretary of State for India has no cognisance.