HC Deb 12 December 1878 vol 243 c638

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Under what Indian regulations Officers of the British Service, ordered to England from India on medical certificate, have to pay their own travelling expenses and expenses for conveyance of baggage from portsmouth to London, and do not receive detention allowance whilst waiting in London till the Medical Board assembles; whereas Officers of the same Service, arriving homo from any other foreign station are paid their travelling expenses from portsmouth to London and receive detention allowance until the Medical Board assembles?


Sir, I am imformed that the Government of India have never required officers coming to England on sick leave to appear before a Medical Board on arrival. Accordingly, expenses incurred by such officers under other than Indian regulations and for other than Indian regiments have not been admitted as a proper charge against Indian revenues. The War Office Regulation to which the hon. and gallant Member refers has been abolished as regards India and the Colonies.