77. Mr. PEEL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the newly-created post of Secretary for Indian students has been made as the result of examination or by patronage only; are any special qualifications required; what proportion will the pension bear to the salary of £1,000 per annum; at what age can the pension be drawn, and will the cost of both salary and pension be borne by the Indian taxpayer; whether Mr. Mallet, who has been appointed, is the same gentleman who was Financial Secretary to the War Office in 1910; and whether a knowledge of military affairs is considered necessary for the post?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
I propose to give the House the fullest information about this matter next week. If the hon. Member will be good enough to wait till then, I hope to allay any apprehension he may have.