HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 cc713-4
35. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, in consequence of orders having been issued that officers of the Indian Army on the active list who were specially selected at the commencement of the War for employment under the Imperial Government were to receive no emoluments except from the Indian Government, many such officers, who have been selected for responsible appointments entitling them to extra duty pay under the Royal Warrant and Allowance Regulations for the British Army, now suffer financial loss, as they receive at least £90 per annum less than officers of equal rank performing the same duties in the British Army; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?


The hon. Member's statement is not entirely accurate. The rule in force is that an officer of the Indian Army on the active list borrowed for service under the Imperial Government shall not receive less than the equivalent of the emoluments of his Indian appointment. If any such officer holds an appointment for which War Office regulations allow higher emoluments he is entitled to draw those emoluments on signifying his desire to do so.

Sir J. D. REES

Is the hon. Gentleman quite sure, as a matter of fact, that they do not draw less than the equivalent of the emoluments of their Indian appointments?


They are certainly entitled in the cases mentioned to draw the higher emoluments.