asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he is prepared to state the intentions of the Government in regard to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Simon as Medical Officer of the Privy Council? He also wished to ask the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he is prepared to state the intentions of the Government in regard to the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Medical Officer of the Board, Mr. Simon?
It is not proposed to fill up the post of Medical Officer to the Privy Council which has lately become vacant owing to the resignation of that most distinguished public officer, Mr. Simon. Any advice which the Privy Council may require upon medical questions will be obtained from the Medical Department of the Local Government Board.
, in reply to the second Question of the hon. and learned Gentleman, said, he had ap- pointed Dr. Seaton, the second Medical Officer, to be Medical Officer of the Local Government Board in the room of Mr. Simon. The office would not be exactly the same as that held by Mr. Simon, which was constituted by an Act of Parliament.