HC Deb 16 July 1875 vol 225 cc1576-7

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If it is the case that officers in India holding the substantive rank of Majors of Artillery, under the Royal Warrant of 5th July 1872, have from that date, till 1st April 1875, received no addition to the combined pay and allowances which they enjoyed while previously holding the rank of Captain; and that officers in England holding the rank of Major under the same Warrant have, during the period referred to, received the full pay of their rank?


, in reply, said, it was true that the officers in question had not received additional pay during the period referred to; but the reason was that the remuneration they enjoyed, in the opinion of the Government of India, was adequate to the services they performed. In England, officers holding the rank of major under the same Warrant had received additional pay, but he was informed that the pay received was not the same as that given to other officers of the same rank.