§ MR. WILLIAM JONES (Carnarvonshire, Arfon)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to questions asked in the Bengal Legislative Council with regard to the post of Director of Public Instruction, and to the answers given; and whether he will represent to the Government of Bengal that it is desirable that this post should be given to some experienced member of the educational service rather than to some covenanted civilian, who may not possess any educational qualification and requires a higher salary.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey,) Guildford
I beg to refer the hon. Member to my reply on the 3rd inst.†to the hon. Member for West Donegal. The Lieutenant-Governor considers that the person he proposes to appoint possesses special qualifications for the post, and I see no reason to interfere with his discretion.