§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that an officer on combined leave is compelled to draw his privilege leave allowance in India; and whether he will arrange that in future an officer shall have the option of drawing the privilege leave portion of his pay at the Home Treasury, in the same manner as his furlough pay is disbursed.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I have consulted the Government of India, as I promised in July last, as to the desirability of allowing officers on combined leave in this country to draw their privilege leave pay at the Home Treasury. The reply of the Government of India will doubtless reach me shortly, and until I receive it I do not propose to 1535 make any change in the existing procedure.