HC Deb 30 July 1934 vol 292 cc2251-2
1. Captain FULLER

asked the Secretary of State for India whether in the scheme for the compulsory retirement of officers of the Indian Army now being formulated, there will be any discrimination between officers who have passed through Woolwich, Sandhurst, or a university, and those who have not; and if cases will be considered entirely on their merits?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Sir Samuel Hoare)

The procedure under the scheme has not yet been finally settled, and I cannot make any pronouncement as to the precise methods that will be adopted.

Captain FULLER

Will my right hon. Friend see that there is no discrimination of any kind, and that the orders are made on the merits of the individual officers concerned?


I cannot add anything to the answer that I have given. I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend when I have more precise information.

2. Captain FULLER

asked the Secretary of State for India why officers of the Royal Artillery and Indian Army who have not passed through Sandhurst, Woolwich, or a university are to be discriminated against, and not considered for vacancies which now exist in the Indian Army Ordnance Corps, for which applications are now being invited?


I have no information to this effect, but will make inquiries.

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