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Industrial Commission

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India if any of the recommendations of the Indian Industrial Commission which issued its Report in 1918 have been adopted by the Government of India; and if he will give information as to the steps that have been taken to implement the recommendations so adopted?

A similar question was asked in the Indian Legislative Assembly in 1924, and the following reply was given:

"It is not possible to give in detail all the information which the hon. Member desires within the compass of a reply to his question. I would also remind the hon. Member that the development of industries is mainly a transferred provincial subject and active measures for giving effect to the recommendations of the Industrial Commission are, therefore, largely in the hands of the Provincial Governments. So far as the Central Government is concerned, action has been or is being taken on certain of the more important recommendations of the Commission such as the constitution of a Central Department of Industries, the creation of an agency for the purchase and inspection of stores in India and the establishment of a School of Mines and Geology. If the hon. Member will specify any particular recommendations of the Commission concerning the Central Government in respect of which he desires detailed information, I shall be glad to furnish it."