§ SIR M. BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Government intend to recognise in any special manner the services rendered during the last 18 months by the civil and military officers and troops, both British and native, who so nobly responded to the call made upon them, in many cases at the risk of their lives, to stamp out the plague in Bombay, Poona, Kurrachee, and other places in Western India; as well as the services of those who took a prominent part in quelling the disturbances that took place in consequence of the plague?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
As my honourable Friend is aware, various temporary concessions in the shape of leave or special pay or both have already been granted to civil and military officers and to soldiers engaged on the work of suppressing the plague. The authorities in India are fully aware of the excellent service that has been rendered for India by civil, by medical, and by military officials, as well as by many non-officials, in the arduous campaign against the plague, and the work so done will not be forgotten.