§ SIR SEYMOUR KING
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he has considered the claims of those officers who up to 1894 were admitted to the benefit of the Exchange Compensation Allowance, the payment of which was suspended by the Indian Government pending an inquiry; whether they were entitled under the rules to the compensation; and whether, as the inquiry has now been concluded, those officers whose rights were meantime held in abeyance and have since been confirmed will be paid up the arrears which have accumulated during the intervening period?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
A decision was given in November last upon the great majority of those cases to which the honourable Member's question refers. As regards those in which the decision was favourable, the Government of India are now investigating and settling the claims for arrears. Upon a comparatively small number of cases the Government of India were unable to come to a decision, and these are now under my consideration.