§ Major-General Sir J. DAVIDSON
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that officials who have held high and responsible positions in Indian Government Departments and have retired on a pension have accepted the directorship or position of management of foreign commercial companies in India; whether he is aware that such a course tends indirectly towards the preferential treatment of such companies by the Government of India; and whether his attention has been drawn to the Report on the Conditions and Prospects of British Trade in India at the close of the War, page 13, sub-paragraph (b)?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; the second part of the question does not, therefore, arise. I have seen the Report referred to.