§ COLONEL ARBUTHNOT
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Secretary of State in Council has yet arrived at any, and, if so, what decision with regard to the claim for arrears of pay by Majors of Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers, recently reported on by a Select Committee of this House?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
Sir, the Report of the Select Committee has been 761 considered by the Secretary of State in Council, and a telegram has been sent to the Viceroy, which, with the permission of the House, I will read—Parliamentary Committee on Artillery and Engineer Officers' Arrears of Pay recommend payment of all arrears less 200 rupees monthly when in receipt of contract allowances or less special command allowances for heavy or garrison batteries. I have concurred. All claims from Officers at home will go to India for check. I wish the claims settled on this basis as expeditiously as possible.