HC Deb 17 March 1864 vol 174 cc184-5

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary for India, Why Medical Officers of Her Majesty's British and In- dian Armies are deprived of the substantive pay of their rank in India; why Medical Officers of the Indian army of ten and fifteen years' service, ranking with captains, receive when on sick furlough merely the pay of a subaltern; and when the 900 Medical Officers of the late Company's Army, whose services were transferred to the Crown in 1857, will be informed what their future prospects are to be as regards rank, pay, and pension?


replied, that Medical Officers in India were paid upon a totally different scale from Medical Officers in this country. The whole subject had been under the consideration of himself and Council, and not long ago he stated that they were prepared with a general plan which would put things, he hoped, on a more satisfactory footing. Some further steps, however, required to be taken before that plan could be carried out.