§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
To make the Order in Council of January 10th, 1910, applicable in its entirety to the establishment of the India Office, the Secretary of State for India would have to initiate an Order in Council, as his establishment is not under Treasury control. I understand from him that he is not disposed to consider the matter until His Majesty's Government has decided the action to be taken on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service.
§ Sir J. D. REES
Is not the India Office admittedly well managed? If the answer to that is in the affirmative what can be the object in altering it in search of uniformity?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I can only repeat that the Secretary of State is not disposed to consider the matter until the Government has decided on their action on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service.
§ Colonel YATE
Would it not be much more advantageous for officials of the 126 India Office to be interchangeable with the Indian Civil Service?