HC Deb 13 July 1910 vol 19 cc367-8

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether the Secretary of State has yet received from the Government of India a Report on the medical service of India; whether he is aware of the belief among Indian doctors that the delay is the outcome of the desire and intention of the Indian Government to reserve the higher grades of the medical service to people of this country, without regard to efficiency, expenditure, or justice to the people of India; and what steps does he propose to take to bring the highest posts within reasonably easy reach of all medical men without distinction of nationality?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; as regards the second part of the question, the Secretary of State finds it difficult to imagine any such belief exists. The Secretary of State cannot now formulate proposals.

Sir J. D. REES

Is it not a fact that the doctors who are sent out from home are chiefly Irish—


All the better for that.

Sir J. D. REES

And that the people of India have a very high opinion of their efficiency?