HC Deb 12 February 1942 vol 377 c1569
18. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for India what are the names, ranks and qualifications of the Indian representatives on the Defence Committee and General Staff?

Mr. Amery

The organisation of the Defence Committee is flexible, Ministers and their advisers being invited to attend as necessary. Accordingly, the Secretary of State for India, accompanied by the Military Secretary of the India Office (who is a Major-General in the Indian Army), attends the Committee whenever matters affecting Indian interests are under discussion. The Indian Army is represented both in the General Staff of the War Office and in the military side of the War Cabinet Secretariat.

Sir Percy Harris

Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear that the Indian representative will have equal status with the Dominion representative?

Mr. Amery

Yes, Sir.