HC Deb 24 November 1920 vol 135 c407
12. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the situation in that country, the India Office will, in reconsidering its attitude, permit the introduction of compulsory military service for all Europeans in India, as desired by Europeans themselves?


An auxiliary force for India has recently been constituted on a voluntary basis. I do not propose to take any steps towards the introduction of compulsory military service until it has been seen what success attends the voluntary organisation. I have asked for a report on the progress of the force.

Colonel YATE

When does the right hon. Gentleman expect to get that Report?


I have asked for it by telegram. I hope in the course of a few days.