HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 c13
MR. HART-DAVIES (Hackney, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War on what grounds Indian law students are prohibited from joining the Inns of Court Volunteers; whether he has sanctioned this restriction; and whether he proposes to take any steps to remove this disability, which affects a considerable class of loyal British subjects.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Indian law students are not prohibited from becoming members of the 14th Middlesex (Inns of Court) Rifle Volunteers, but it has always been the practice in the corps to endeavour to avoid taking recruits who only intend remaining in this country for so short a time as is entailed by their preparation for a call to the English Bar.