§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction existing among the Parsis of one 11th and 12th battalions, 2nd Bombay Pioneers, Indian Territorial Force, owing chiefly to their deprivation of the full British status enjoyed by them since their formation in 1920 until their recent absorption in the Indian Territorial Force; whether his attention has been drawn to the Report of the Auxiliary and Territorial Forces Committee, dated 23rd January, 1925, in this connection; and whether it is proposed to take any action?
§ Earl WINTERTON
My Noble Friend has seen the Report referred to, but does not propose to take any action on the question raised by the hon. Member until he has received the views of the Government of India thereon.