§ MR. O'DONNELL
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is not laid down in the Bengal Medical Regulations that the Secretary to the Surgeon General must be "selected from among the Executive Medical Officers serving in India;" whether a medical officer from the office of the Director General in London has not been recently appointed to the valuable post of Secretary to the Surgeon General in India; and, whether Government will explain the reasons for passing over the 415 claims of the Executive Medical Officers serving in India for selection to an Indian medical appointment conveying a salary of some £1,700 a-year?
COLONEL LOYD LINDSAY
, in reply, said, that the regulations quoted by the hon. Gentleman had been complied with. The official referred to had been properly selected by the local Indian authorities in whose hands the appointment rested.