HC Deb 11 May 1876 vol 229 c370

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House Copies of the Despatches recently received regarding the present condition of the Native Army of India, which show that the number of British Officers with each Native Regiment is sufficient for all purposes of service; or, if he cannot, whether he will produce such extracts of those documents as shall show that the determination to make no organic change in the system, in that respect, has been arrived at on grounds approved by Military authorities of European as well as Indian experience acquainted with the requirements and casualties of modern war?


, in reply, said, despatches alluded to in the Question of the hon. and gallant Gentleman had been received at the India Office, and though no organic change was proposed, a variety of suggestions were made as being likely to increase the efficiency of the forces. These proposals were at present under the consideration of the Secretary of State for India, and when anything definite had been decided upon concerning them he would lay the Papers and the reply of the Secretary of State on the Table of the House.