HC Deb 17 March 1864 vol 174 cc186-7

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether it be true that Sir Charles Trevelyan has recently proposed, that all parties hereafter appointed to the Covenanted Civil Service of India, under the system of competitive examination, shall be required to spend one or more years at an English University, there to acquire the habits and demeanour suitable for Gentlemen who may be called upon to fill the highest positions under the Crown in Her Majesty's Indian Possessions; and, if so, he wished to ask if steps are being taken to carry into early operation Sir Charles Trevelyan's proposition?


said, in reply, that he had received no such proposal from Sir Charles Trevelyan, and had no intention of taking any steps to carry into effect a proposition of which he had not previously heard.