HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 c855
SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether, in accordance with the suggestion thrown out by the Secretary of State in answer to a Question on 15th May, 1906, any officers of the Madras Police have memoralised the Government of India and the Secretary of State with regard to the injurious effect on their status and prospects of promotion resulting from the drafting of an officer from Burma into the upper grade of the provincial service; and whether any steps have been taken, or are in contemplation, to remedy their alleged grievances.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I received through the Government of India memorials from twelve officers of the Madras Police on the subject of the transfer of an officer from Burma to the Madras Presidency. After fully considering the memorials, I was unable to admit that the memoralists had any claim to compensation. As a result of the changes consequent on the Report of the Police Commission, they had gained not only an actual increase of pay but also much improved prospects of promotion.