HC Deb 09 March 1915 vol 70 cc1252-3
34. Colonel YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if his attention has been drawn to the hardship imposed upon officers of the Indian Army who have been posted for training duties with the New Army in England, in that they have to pay for their billets and rations, while all the other officers of the same regiment get those items free; whether officers of the Indian Army are charged rent for Government quarters if they happen to be quartered in them, while officers of the British Army are not so charged; and whether steps can be taken to put these various officers on an equal footing in these respects?


These officers are drawing Indian rates of pay, which are generally much higher than British rates and are consequently being treated under the Indian code, which provides for certain stoppages.