HC Deb 24 September 1909 vol 11 c908W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the positions as military assistant surgeons in India are open to Indians; whether the salaries of these positions are higher than those of civil assistant surgeons who are chiefly Indians; and whether it is proposed to remove the disqualification in the way of competent Indians entering all the ranks of the medical service of their country?


The answer to the first question is in the negative, military assistant surgeons being recruited primarily for service in European military hospitals. The answer to the second question is in the affirmative, but the difference in rates of pay is not very considerable, being confined to the highest grades. The Secretary of State will consult the Government of India as to the advisability of some revision of the constitution of this branch of their medical services.