HC Deb 11 March 1878 vol 238 cc1044-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the Government intends to afford to the officers on the lists of the late Bombay, Bengal, and Madras Regiments of Artillery the same facilities for retirement as has been given by the Scheme of 1877 to other officers of the Army; and, if so, is the War Office now taking active steps to elaborate such a scheme?


Sir, these officers have already the same facilities as those of the officers of the Royal Artillery in England for obtaining a pension, and, indeed, they have rather more, because they have the choice of the Indian pension also. With respect to the compulsory clauses, they at present are not extended to them except in the case of general officers over 70 years of age. The subject of extending those compulsory clauses is now under careful consideration.