§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, in view of the fact that the House was informed last Autumn that the question as to the distribution of the charge in respect of the increased pay of the British soldier in India had been referred to the arbitration of the Lord Chief Justice, will he state whether his Lordship has yet given his award
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The case has not yet been presented to the Lord Chief Justice. The charges to which the arbitration refers do not come into course of payment before April, 1904.