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Volume 203: debated on Thursday 14 July 1870

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said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Secretary of State has received any reply to the Despatch addressed to the Government of India on the 2nd July 1868, on the subject of the Educational Service in India; and, if not, whether His Grace proposes to take any further steps in the matter?

In reply, Sir, to my right hon. Friend I have to say that we have not had an answer to the despatch about which he asks; but a despatch will probably go to India tomorrow, forwarding for final consideration a revised table of precedence, in which the position of educational officers is materially improved.

But with regard to the other matters mentioned in the despatch?

We have heard nothing; but the attention of the Government of India might be again called to them.