§ 54. Colonel Sir C. YATE
asked the Lord Pi ivy Seal when it is expected that the Sub-Committee of Imperial Defence on Indian Military Requirements will have completed their inquiry; and when their decision will be published?
The inquiry of the Sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence on Indian Military Requirements is approaching completion. The Report of the Committee will necessarily deal with questions of a highly confidential nature; it is not, therefore, proposed to publish it.
Yes. The House will always have the decision of the Government on any question, but the deliberations of the Government, of Committees of the Government and of the Committee of Imperial Defence must be kept secret in the public interest.