HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1015

To ask the Secretary of State for India, having regard to the fact that the appointment of MR. Addison, a junior member of the Civil Service of India, to the office of secretary of the Delhi municipality, will result in MR. Addison's having to try cases as a magistrate which it will be his duty, as Municipal Secretary, to institute, will he state whether the question of rescinding the appointment has yet been considered.

(Answered by MR. Secretary Morley.) I have ascertained from the Government of India that MR. Addison, while employed as secretary to the Delhi municipality, is expressly debarred from trying cases in which the municipality is concerned as prosecutor or defendant.