§ MR. BAILLIE COCHRANE
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, If it is the intention of the Government to place the troops who have served in Abyssinia on the same footing as troops serving a campaign in India as regards batta, or extra pay?
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
Sir, a communication has been received from Sir Robert Napier, strongly recommending that batta should be given to the troops. Her Majesty's Government, considering the great hardships the troops have undergone in the campaign, and the great losses they have suffered from wear and tear, have accordingly decided to grant the troops six months' batta.