§ 48. Brigadier Mackeson
asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance that no decisions affecting the future control, composition and organisation of the Indian Army will be taken before a Debate has taken place in this House.
§ The Prime Minister
As the House is aware, the Viceroy is now in London for discussions with His Majesty's Government on policy with regard to the transfer of power in India. The question of the future control, composition and organisation of the Indian Army is, of course, closely linked to the wider problem of the transfer of power, and I am not in a position to make any statement at present. The House will have an opportunity of debating the matter in due course, but I regret that I am unable to give such an assurance as is asked for by the hon. and gallant Member.