§ 33. Sir PHILIP MAGNUS
asked the Secretary of State for India if he can state what is the exact amount of pay to officers in the Indian Medical Service who are now employed with the field ambulances of the Expeditionary Force in France, and by how much their pay has been increased since it was stated that the rate of pay in future would be somewhat in excess of unemployed pay; and can he state whether any of the other grievances, of which the Indian medical officers at that time complained, have been redressed?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
A lieutenant in the Indian Medical Service of two years' service employed with the Expeditionary Force in France who holds no specific 1167 appointment receives under the orders recently issued grade pay of Rs. 350 a month and staff pay of Rs. 100 a month, or Rs. 450 a month in all, as against unemployed pay of Rs. 420 a month. A lieutenant of less than two years' service likewise receives Rs. 450 a month, if at the time he left India he drew staff pay; otherwise he receives unemployed pay. A captain of less than five years' standing, who holds no specific appointment in France, receives grade pay of Rs. 400 a month and staff pay of Rs. 100 a month, or Rs. 500 a month in all, as against unemployed pay of Rs. 475 a month. These rates are exclusive of exchange compensation allowance. With regard to the second part of the question, the grievances represented in my hon. Friend's two questions of the 27th April have been remedied by the decision of the War Office described in answer to those questions.