HC Deb 02 November 1911 vol 30 cc1144-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, as a result of the committee of inquiry now sitting at Simla, the transference of officers from the British to the Indian Army has ceased; whether he is aware of the consequent inconvenience and loss to those officers who, owing to lack of private means, only entered the British Army with a view to early transference to the Indian Army and who are now being compelled into debt while awaiting transfer; and, if so, will he state whether he will take steps to remedy the alleged grievance?

Colonel SEELY

The Army Council is not aware of any intention of the Indian Government to cease taking transfers from British units serving in India to fill vacancies as they occur.