HC Deb 12 August 1913 vol 56 c2268W

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether he can assure the House that the recent appointment of Mr. Hornell to the Directorship of Public Instruction in Bengal is intended to be of a temporary character; and whether the Government of India propose in the future to adhere to the rule laid down by Lord Morley that, save in exceptional circumstances, these appointments are to be made from members of the Indian Educational Service?


Mr. Hornell has received permanent reappointment to the Indian Educational Service, the terms of his agreement specifying that for the first five years he shall hold the post of Director of Public Instruction in Bengal. As to the latter part of my hon. Friend's question, the rule laid down by Lord Morley has been strictly observed, and there is no intention of departing from it; such appointments will, therefore, be made from the ranks of the Indian Educational Service in future, with exceptions permitted in the rule to which my hon. Friend refers.