§ MR. JAMES CAMPBELL (Dublin University)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps, under the substantive rank of colonel but holding the appointment of senior medical officer in a command in India, have been refused the additional daily allowance of 5s. to which such officers are by the terms of paragraph 4 of the Army Order of 10th January, 1907, expressly entitled if serving abroad, and that such refusal has been justified on the ground that service in India is not service abroad within the meaning of the Army Order; and, if so, seeing that such a construction is a direct violation of the letter as well as of the spirit of the Order in question, he proposes to take any, and, if any, what, action in the matter.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Hobhouse, Bristol, E.)
The Army Order referred to published a Royal Warrant modifying certain paragraphs of the Pay Warrant of the Army, the preamble of which specially exempts the Indian Empire from the sphere within which the Warrant is in force. Officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps serving in India receive special Indian rates of pay, as laid down in the Indian Army regulations, and it is not proposed to disturb this arrangement.