§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Government of India proposes, in spite of objection by the Local Authority, to fill up a vacancy in the first grade of Assistant Commissioners in Burma, resulting from the retirement on the 1st of April of Mr. Macree, a first grade Deputy Commissioner, by importing a gentleman from India who is entirely new to the Burma Commission, with the effect of superseding the entire staff of the second grade Assistant Commissioners, of which the senior shows 10 years' service and the junior over eight; and whether, having regard to the injury likely to result from the proposed arrangement to the Public Service and the inconvenience likely to arise from a block in promotion, he will ask the Government of India to reconsider its intentions?
§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
On the 12th of last month the services of Mr. A. H. Collins, an Indian Civil Servant of 13 years' standing, were transferred from Bengal to Burma. I am informed that the arrangement was made with the concurrence of the Chief Commissioner; but, in any case, I should not be disposed to interfere in such a matter except upon a complaint by some aggrieved person submitted in the prescribed course.