HC Deb 21 April 1887 vol 313 cc1414-5
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether Mr. Sullivan, late Senior Member of Council, Madras, was reported to the Government of Madras by Mr. Crole, then Collector of Madura, for owning an estate at Ootacamund and attempting to sell the same to a Native in the Madura District, in contravention of the Civil Service Covenant; whether Mr. Crole was suspended for one year by the Madras Government; whether the late and the present Secretary of State found, on inquiry, that Mr. Sullivan was in truth dealing in land, and that Mr. Crole was justified in reporting him; whether it was in consequence of the contravention of the Civil Service Covenant that the Secretary of State agreed to accept Mr. Sullivan's resignation; and, is it the intention of the Government to allow Mr. Sullivan to retire on full pension?


Without pledging myself as to the absolute accuracy of the phraseology of the hon. Member, I answer his Questions generally in the affirmative. I must, however, remind him that Mr. Sullivan, as a subscriber to the Madras Civil Fund, was entitled to an annuity out of this fund, on his retirement.