§ MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can state what the decision of the Government of India has been as to the increased charge which falls upon India consequent on the new regulations for the pay of British soldiers; and, if so, when he will be prepared to lay Papers before the House.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The Secretary of State in Council, after conferring with the Government of India, has agreed to pay the extra twopence a day per head under the new regulations, but objects to paying the whole of the additional sixpence a day for men whose service is more than three years. This part of the question will be referred to arbitration, and as soon as all the details of procedure connected with the arbitration are settled I will publish the correspondence.