8. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for India if he can now state whether the three Indian gentlemen who were recently dismissed from the magistracy in the Punjab, on account of bribery in the discharge of their judicial duties, were given a full inquiry before their services were dispensed with; and whether their sentences were concurred in by the judges of the High Court in the Punjab?
§ Mr. BUTLER
A request for a report on the matter was addressed to the Government of India on 12th July, but there has not yet been time for a reply.
Duchess of ATHOLL
May I ask my lion. Friend whether, in view of the statement recently made by the Secretary of State to the Joint Select Committee that he had had no complaints of corruption, he will give instructions that any cases of corruption occurring in future in the administration or the judiciary arc to be reported to him more promptly?