HC Deb 07 April 1930 vol 237 cc1741-2
4. Major POLE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India accepted the recommendation of the Indian Sandhurst Committee that suitable Indian students of British universities should be granted direct commissions in the Army, and that therefore the reopening of the Officers' Training Corps at the British universities should be proposed, any expense incurred in such a step being borne, if necessary, by the Government of India; whether, since the presentation of the Committee's Report, the Government of India has made any representation to His Majesty's Government in this matter; and, if so, with what result?


My hon. and gallant Friend has stated the facts correctly in the first two parts of his question. I am at present going into the whole matter in order to see what is the most profitable line of advance.