HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 cc1390-1
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether before his resignation on 7th December, Mr. H. E. Sullivan, the senior Member of the Madras Covenanted Civil Service, and senior Councillor of the Madras Government, was offered an opportunity of publicly meeting the very serious charges, supported by sworn affidavits, formally preferred against him by the Chief Magistrate of the Madura district; and, whether his case was mentioned in this House on September 2, as then being under the consideration of the Secretary of State?


On the 2nd of September I stated, as the fact was, that Mr. Sullivan's case was then under consideration. Mr. Sullivan had ample opportunities of meeting the charges brought against him, and he availed himself of those opportunities prior to his resignation.