HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 cc352-3
45. Captain ORMSBY-GORE

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements are being made to recruit the permanent Civil Service for ex-German and ex-Ottoman territories for which this country is to- become responsible as mandatory of the League of Nations?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

Until the final decision is taken with regard to the mandates of the League of Nations, temporary administration is being carried on by officers of the Colonial Services concerned. I am informed that the Foreign Office is collecting the names and particulars of candidates "who are likely to prove suitable when a decision has been come to.

Colonel YATE

Will the right hon. Gentleman accept as candidates disabled officers from the Indian Army who are specially qualified for these posts?


I do not think that is necessary, but I shall call the attention of the Foreign Office to that matter. I am sure, however, they will attend to it on their own initiative.