§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT
, on behalf of Mr. LOCKWOOD (York): I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies upon what system promotion is carried out in the Bechuanaland Border Police; and whether, in the interests of the Force itself and the public, promotion therein will be conducted upon the same principles as those which are acted upon in the Regular Army?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS, Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Promotions within the Bechuanaland Border Police are made on the recommendation of the officer commanding, with the approval of the High Commissioner, due regard being paid to the claims arising from efficiency and seniority. This has been found to work well, and the Secretary of State sees no reason to alter it. It is hardly necessary to point out that this Police Force is very different in many respects from the Regular Army.