§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the fact that, since 1st October, 1904, riding masters and quartermasters of the British services doing duty in India receive a travelling allowance of 2½ annas per mile irrespective of the number of their families, and that, previously to the date mentioned, they and their families travelled wholly on a warrant; and, seeing that where the family of the riding master or quartermaster consists of more than two the allowance of 2½ annas per mile entails a loss on them, whether he will take steps to have this grievance remedied; and what reply, if any, the Indian Government made to his promised inquiry on the subject of their Indian pay and allowances.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I am drawing the attention of the Government of India to the matter of the grant of travelling allowance for the families of riding masters and quartermasters of the British service. The Government of India have still under consideration the question of the rates of pay admissible to these officers.