HC Deb 24 May 1906 vol 157 cc1402-3
SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether it is in contemplation to discontinue the exchange compensation allowance to members of the Superior Police Service appointed in India in or after the year 1906; and, if so, on what ground the change is based.

Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The Answer is in the affirmative. Exchange compensation allowance was instituted with the view of meeting to some extent the fall in the gold value of salaries paid in rupees which had taken place since such salaries were fixed. In the case of police appointments a new and improved rate of pay has been introduced, which is considered adequate, and it is no longer thought necessary to give compensation based upon a past standard of salaries which has now been abandoned.