HC Deb 17 March 1864 vol 174 c176

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, When he will be prepared to state to the House the measures he proposes to adopt in order to remedy the grievances of the Officers of the Indian Army, stated by the "Royal Commission on Memorials of Indian Officers" to have arisen by departures from the assurances given by Parliament?


said, in reply, that when the hon. and gallant Gentleman last asked him the question, he (Sir Charles Wood) said, that the Indian Government hesitated about taking what might be the most effectual measure—namely, the cancelling the promotions in the staff corps which had been given. After consultation, with some of the best military authorities, it was considered that such course would be a great hardship. Any other measure required the fullest consideration, because it would affect not only the Officers of the Indian Army, but also the Officers of the Line serving in India. He hoped early after Easter, however, to be able to lay ou the table of the House the Despatch which would contain the details of the measure which the Government proposed.