HC Deb 02 June 1930 vol 239 cc1744-5
4. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is in a position to make an announcement with regard to the future arrangements for training young Indian gentlemen in India for commissions in His Majesty's Army and the Royal Air Force; and whether the proposed training schemes in India will supersede the present system of sending selected gentlemen to Sandhurst, Woolwich, and Cranwell?


I am afraid I can say no more than I said last Monday, that we are well within sight of the limits of absorption of Sandhurst, and therefore of the time when an Indian Sandhurst will become a very live question. This is being borne constantly in mind; but future arrangements cannot yet be given a definite shape until we know for certain that a steady supply of suitable candidates has established itself. The indications are that that may happen in a short time.

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