HC Deb 16 March 1876 vol 228 c68

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is the intention of the Secretary of State for India to fill up the office of Advocate General of Bengal, such office having now been vacant for four years, or whether it is intended to abolish the office for the future?


in reply, said, that a Committee had been appointed to consider how the legal business of the Government in India could be best performed. The Report of the Committee had been the subject of considerable correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Governor General of India. The details of the scheme were not yet settled, and it would, he thought, be unwise, pending their settlement, to make any declaration on the subject.