Advisory Committee (Indian Representation)

Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will consider increasing Indian representation on his Advisory Committee?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

Of my eight Advisers three are Indians. Perhaps my honourable Friend is not aware that by Statute at least half must have completed, not more than two years before their appointment, at least 10 years' service under the Crown in India; and their selection is made, naturally, with regard to the nature of such service.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Would it not be possible to alter the Statute?