HC Deb 02 May 1927 vol 205 cc1249-50

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he is now in a position to publish the full list of miscellaneous and specialist officers in India whose posts it has been decided to treat as superior?


Certain names have been added to the list already sent to my hon. Friend, and it is expected that a further number will be added. A premature decision to close the list would result in injustice to officers whose claims have not been disposed of. As all the officers whose posts it is decided to treat as superior will be so informed by the Government under which they serve, I do not consider publication in the ordinary sense is required.


Has the Noble Lord borne in mind the cases of the men on leave in this country, who may be very anxious for a decision? If there is a long lapse of time it may mean that they do not get positions given to them in this country?


I do not think I can quite accept my hon. Friend's statement. I do not think the position of those gentlemen on leave in this country will be affected in that way.