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Transfers To Indian Army

Volume 409: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War what steps he has taken to ascertain the number of officers and other ranks who were compulsorily transferred from the British to the Indian Army; when and how these transfers occurred; and when an option to re-transfer will be granted.

I would ask my hon. Friend to await the full statement to be made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for India on Thursday.

Does that mean that the Secretary of State for India will speak also on behalf of the War Office?

It is a matter for mutual arrangement, and whatever the Secretary of State for India replies will certainly have my agreement.