§ Mr. SCURR
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the wages paid to postmen, policemen, railway men, telegraph men, clerks and office peons, respectively, in the cities of Bombay, Calcutta, Allahabad and Madras; and the amount necessary for the maintenance of a working-class family in these towns?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
The exact particulars specified in the question are not available, but I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of "Prices and Wages in India" and of Mr. Findlay Shirras's "Report on an Enquiry into Working Class Budgets in Bombay,' which contain a quantity of information more or less approximating to what he asked for. In using "Prices and Wages in India" it should be noticed that the latest year for which figures are given is never later than 1922, and in some tables considerably earlier.
— 1912 (1st Jan.). 1913 (1st Jan). 1914 (1st Jan.). 1924 (1st May). British other ranks … 71,549 70,084 71,327 55,540 Indian other ranks … 151,557* 150,036* 150,168* 127,896 Indians with Viceroy's Commissions … 3,167 Indians with King's Commissions … — — — 67 * Separate figures are not given in the returns for these years.