HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc374-5W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for India what is the policy and the executive and advisory authority now exercised by the Government of India in the affairs of Mesopotamia; whether the Government of India has appointed any officials in a civil capacity to posts in Mesopotamia, and, if so, what are the instructions and powers of these gentlemen regarding the development of the country, and how are their respective duties defined for proper co-operation with British military authorities acting under War Office instructions?


The Government of India exercise no authority in the occupied territories in Mesopotamia except a control over the expenditure of the local revenues in matters not sufficiently important to be referred to His Majesty's Government, who deal with all questions of policy. They do not appoint any officials to posts in that country.