HC Deb 14 July 1924 vol 176 c45W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many Indians are on the advisory, technical, political or industrial staff at the India Office; and, if none are employed, will he consider the appointment of such as are competent for offices which are, or may fall, vacant?


I am not quite sure what are the appointments to which my lion. Friend refers. Appointments to the establishment of the Secretary of State in Council are made as the result of open competitive examination, for which Indians are eligible. There are no Indians on the establishment. Certain appointments in the India Office requiring special qualifications are made by selection, and there are three Indians, so appointed, on the Council of India. One Indian is also employed in the Library.

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