HC Deb 19 February 1895 vol 30 c1089
MR. W. S. CAINE (Bradford, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, if he is aware that Surgeon Major F. Clarence Smith has been dismissed by His Excellency the Governor of Madras upon certain written charges brought against him by Mr. Robert Clegg, a member of the Indian Civil Service, stationed at Combaconum; that Surgeon Major Smith has been refused a copy of the written charges against him on which the Governor has taken action; and that in a memorial submitted to the Madras Government by Surgeon Major Smith, he complains that he has been condemned unheard, and without any knowledge of what the charges are upon which he has been dismissed; if the matter has been referred home to the Secretary of State; and, if so, what has been the result; and if he will lay upon the Table of the House, copies of all correspondence between Surgeon Major Smith and the Government of Madras, and between them and the India Office?


On the 18th of January, Surgeon Major Smith sent to the Government of Madras a memorial to the Secretary of State appealing against the decision of Madras Government in his case. The Government of Madras forwarded that memorial by the mail which arrived yesterday; the matter is therefore sub judice, and I do not think that it would be expedient for me to make any statement.