§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Secretary of State for War, What is the rank of officers belonging to the Medical Staff in India under six years service; do they receive such allowances as are allowed to officers of the rank of Captain or of the rank of Subaltern; are they the only officers with British troops in India who do not receive the allowances of their rank (officers holding brevet rank excepted); and, whether such officers, in consequence of the claims appertaining to relative rank not being observed, suffer a loss of £110 per annum?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OP STATE FOR INDIA (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
(who replied) said: The rank of these officers is that of Surgeon. Their allowances are more than those of Subalterns, but less than those of Captains; after six years they are more than those of Captains. They do receive the allowances of their rank. There are no claims appertaining to relative rank, and no loss is suffered.