§ MR. BLAKE
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, If he has any objection to state what arrangements have been made with regard to the position of the Medical Officers of the late East India Company's Army on its amalgamation with the Queen's Forces; whether it is intended that Medical Officers who received an increase of rank by the Warrant of January, 1860, similar to that granted to Officers of the Queen's Army by the Warrant of October, 1858, shall also receive the same increase of pay in proportion as was then granted to Medical Officers in the Royal Army; and are the Senior Medical Officers of Her Majesty's Indian Service to be promoted to the rank of Principal Inspector General, Inspector General of Hospitals, and Deputy Inspectors General of Hospitals, as heretofore, when vacancies occur; or are those appointments in future to be filled by the Medical Officers of Her Majesty's Royal Army?
§ SIR CHARLES WOOD
said, he was sorry to say he could give no satisfactory answer to the hon. Gentleman. The whole question of the Medical Staff and Medical Service in India was under the consideration of the Indian Government and the Secretary of State for War, and until some decision was come to it was impossible to 1000 give the hon. Gentleman the information required.