§ 9. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary for India whether the Secretary of State is aware that Indian police officers are entitled to no pensions, other than invalid pensions, until they have put in thirty years' service, while officers of the Public Works and Forest Departments, who are similarly recruited in England, 1895 are entitled to a first pension after twenty-one and a full pension after twenty-five years' service; and whether the Secretary of State will take steps to remove this grievance concerning which police officers have, without result, memorialised the Government of India?
I would beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer given him on the 15th July, 1912, and to that given to the hon. and gallant Member for East Leicestershire on 7th January, 1913.
§ 10. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary for India, whether the Secretary of State will, as he is not prepared to take any immediate action to remove the grievances of police officers in India, forward copies of all Questions asked in the House relating to their grievances to the President of the Royal Commission on the Indian Public Services for consideration.
The officers themselves have had the opportunity of presenting their case to the Royal Commission, and I doubt whether the questions asked in the House would add appreciably to the information in the possession of that body.