§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if the late order issued by the Governor-General of India, which curtails competition, applies solely to natives of India; and whether by this order competition is in any way reduced for those offices usually held by Europeans; also if he can state in what departments the new order applies.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
I understand that the orders 1251 issued by the Government of India refer only to appointments made in India, which are, generally speaking, reserved for natives of that country. They do not apply to offices to which appointments are made after examination in England. In the case of the Indian Civil Service, as the hon. Member is doubtless aware, the procedure of appointment is regulated by Statute (21 and 22 Viet. cap. 106, sec. 32).