§ Sir C. YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the fact that in paragraph 15 (3) of the Esher Committee's Report it is recommended that officers of the Indian Army should be allowed an Indian soldier servant from the ranks, special enlistments being made for the purpose if necessary; and what steps are to be taken to give effect to this recommendation?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
In substitution for the Esher Committee's recommendation on this point, the Government of India recommended, and the Secretary of State in Council agreed, to form for each unit a pool of servants which will supplement the existing practice of using soldiers from the ranks for certain duties of a personal kind. The introduction of this measure depends on financial conditions.