Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for India (1) the number of members of the provincial services serving in the reserved fields of administration and in the transferred fields for 1922 and 1932, respectively;
(2) the number of Europeans, Anglo-Indians, and Indians, respectively, in the Imperial Customs service and the posts and telegraphs service in the earliest year for which figures are available; and the number of Europeans, Anglo-Indians, and Indians, respectively, in the education service and the total number of Europeans, Anglo-Indians, and Indians, respectively, in the All-India services, provincial services and the central services, Classes 1 and 2, in the years 1922 and 1931?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The desired information cannot be given without a reference to the Government of India, and its preparation must involve the expenditure of much time and trouble as statistics are not kept in a form which would enable this information to be collected from existing data. In view of the present preoccupation of all the Governments in India with work of an urgent and important nature arising out of the proposals for Constitutional Reform, I feel sure the Noble Lady will agree that it 2241W would not be proper to invite them to undertake the labour involved in compiling the statistics for which she asks.