HC Deb 07 June 1861 vol 163 c758

said, he rose to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether first Commissions in the Regiments transferred from the Local Army in India to the Crown are obtainable with or without purchase, or by competitive examination?


said, that the first commissions would be available in the first instance for providing for the demands of the sons of officers in the Indian Service, to whom the privileges they had formerly enjoyed were to be continued. The general question of entering the Queen's Army was a different matter, on which he was not now prepared to give an opinion.