HC Deb 15 May 1906 vol 157 cc344-5
SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the supersession of twelve European police officers in Madras by the importation from Burma of an official of junior standing, who has been graded above them; whether a transfer of a police officer from one province to another is not practically unprecedented; and whether, having regard to its effect upon promotion and pension prospects, he will take steps to prevent its recurrence and grant some redress to the superseded officials, whose services to date had given complete satisfaction.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I have no official information as to the reasons which led the Government of Madras to assign to the officer transferred from the Burma to the Madras police the particular place in the list allotted to him. It is by no means uncommon for police officers to be transferred from one province to another, and it is open to any officer who considers himself aggrieved by the seniority given to an officer so brought into the service to memorialise the Government of India and the Secretary of State on the subject.