§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in the existing dearth of trained artillery officers, it is possible to obtain the services of Royal Artillery officers at present employed with the Nizam's forces in Hyderabad, and especially of 795 those attached to Hyderabad contingent batteries armed with smooth-bore guns.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
No, Sir. The Royal Artillery captain and four subalterns employed with the field artillery of the Hyderabad contingent are not available for service elsewhere.