HC Deb 10 April 1907 vol 172 c207

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is able to do something to diminish the serious burden placed upon officers by service in South Africa, and whether he can allow the same rate of pay in South Africa as in India.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The question of the alleged inadequacy of the allowances granted to officers serving in South Africa was very fully considered quite recently, and it was decided that there were not sufficient grounds to justify any increase. The difference in the circumstances of officers serving in India and South Africa makes any comparison of their respective emoluments of doubtful value, but I observe that in the junior ranks of the infantry the total amount of pay and allowances is higher in South Africa than in India.