§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the resolution moved by Sir P. S. Sivaswamy Aiyer in the Indian Legislative Assembly on 17th February, 1921, which was accepted by the Government of India and unanimously adopted by the Assembly, that the Army in India should be entirely under the control, real as well as nominal, of the Government of India, and should be free from any domination or interference by the War Office on matters of military policy, organisation, or administration, and that such co-ordination as may be desirable between the military policies or organisations of different parts of the Empire should be secured by discussion and agreement at conferences at which India is adequately represented; and whether this position is accepted by, and is the present policy of, His Majesty's Government?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. I am afraid I misunderstood the hon. Member's question on Monday, but the terms in which it was expressed were of much wider application than the resolution he now quotes. The latter represents the general policy followed by His Majesty's Government.