§ 58. Sir GEOFFREY BUTLER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the minute of Sir Cyril Jackson and Professor Coupland to the Report of the Royal Commission on the Superior Civil Services in India (Cmd. 2128), he will undertake that there shall be no alteration in the present Regulations for the open competitive examination for the Civil Service (Home and Indian) before the various universities, British and Overseas, have been given an opportunity to express their views?
The present scheme of examination for the Indian Civil Service and the administrative class of the Home Civil Service, which is also used for concurrent competitions for the Diplomatic and Consular Services and certain Colonial Services, was framed on lines recommended in the Report of a Committee of very high authority (Command Paper 8657 of 1917), and after detailed consultation with the various university authorities. The Civil Service Commission would not propose any alteration of the scheme without very full and careful consideration.