HC Deb 01 May 1913 vol 52 cc1399-400W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India by order of what authority Mr. W. W. Hornell was appointed to be Director of Public Instruction in Bengal from a post in the Board of Education in this country; and whether the Government of Bengal had reported that there was no official in the Indian Educational Department or in the Indian Civil Service qualified for the appointment of director?


Mr. Hornell was reappointed to the Indian Educational Service to be Director of Public Instruction, Bengal, by the Secretary of State for India, acting on the recommendation of the Government of India and the Government of Bengal. So far as it concerns the Indian Educational Service, the answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the Indian Civil Service, no such report was given, nor is it required under the terms of the Government of India Resolution which make it necessary in the case of the Indian Educational Service. I will place a copy of the Resolution in the Library.