Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We cannot conclude without recording our deep obligation to our Medical Assessor, Lt.-Col A. J. H. Russell, C.B.E., I.M.S. From first to last he has given to us the benefit of his wide knowledge of Indian life and conditions, extending over twenty-four years: over the whole field of our enquiry he has been a wise and trusted colleague, and his contributions to our deliberations and to this Report have been invaluable.
We also acknowledge the help we have received from our Secretaries, Mr S. Lall, I.C.S. and Mr A. Dibdin. The former came to us with considerable knowledge of Indian industrial subjects, and this, combined with a capacity for sustained work, has been of the greatest use to us. The latter has shown unfailing energy, and his diligence in administration has materially lightened our task.
Our whole staff has brought to its difficult, and often exhausting, duties an energy and devotion for which we are deeply grateful. In particular, we must mention our Assistant Secretary, Mr J. H. Green, M.B.E., who was largely responsible for the efficient arrangement of our tours, and the Superintendent of the office, Mr M. Aslam, of whose capacity and courtesy we cannot speak too highly.
Sir Victor Sassoon and Mr Ahmed sign the Report subject to the minutes which follow it. To the minute of the former the rest of us have appended some comments.
All of which we submit for Your Majesty's gracious consideration.
J. H. WHITLEY, Chairman.
V. S. SRINIVASA SASTRI.
ALEX. R. MURRAY.
A. G. CLOW.
G. D. BIRLA.
N. M. JOSHI.
D. CHAMAN LALL.
B. M. LE POER POWER.
Delhi, 14th March, 1921.