§ SIR PATRICK O'BRIEN
asked the Under Secretary of State for. India, Whether in appointing to military Staff appointments in India, a preference is accorded to such officers as had passed through the Staff College?
MR. GRANT DUFF
Sir, I have no means of knowing the exact grounds on which Staff appointments are filled up in India by the authorities in whose patronage they are; but have no reason to doubt that the rules respecting the qualification of applicants are duly attended to. My hon. Friend is aware, of course, that the great majority of Staff appointments in India are given to the Staff Corps whose members cannot in the nature of things go to the Staff College at Sandhurst.