§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether, under the Circular, No. 50, of the 15th of September, 1868, which lays down strictly the procedure to be followed in the examination of Assistant Surgeons, any power is given to Dr. Hilson, the Inspector General of Civil Hospitals, Bengal, to reverse the decision of the Examining Committee, and to order further examination, as was done in the case of the three assistant surgeons who had been regularly examined in May, 1889, before Drs. Coates, Raye, Joubert, Mackenzie, and Saunders?
* SIR J. GORST
The Secretary of State thinks that the hon. Member must have been misinformed, because the examination of the two assistant surgeons referred to in the question was held, not under the Circular of the 15th of September, 1868, but under the later orders of the 13th of October, 1880. The Secretary of State will be glad to show the Papers to the hon. Member, and if he thinks them of sufficient importance to be produced they may then be laid on the Table.