§ MR. ANNAN BRYCE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that for some years after the formation of the Supply and Transport Corps in India difficulty was experienced in finding officers for it; whether the cadre was eventually filled by raising the scale of pay so as to attract regimental officers; whether it is now intended to reduce the scale of pay of officers in the corps; and whether, if this reduction is made, it is intended to apply the saving so effected towards an increase in the pay of either the heads of the corps at headquarters or regimental officers.
§ * MR. HOBHOUSE
Some years ago the pay of the junior officers of the Supply and Transport Corps was increased 1246 with a view to making the corps more attractive. No proposal for any reduction in pay has reached me.