§ 67. Sir J. JARDINE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether officers of the British Army serving at the front are found in rations, forage, and quarters free of any charge, and officers of the Indian Army serving at the front have considerable deductions made from their pay for rations, forage, and quarters; and, if so, what reason exists for giving differential treatment?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on this subject to the hon. Member for East Nottingham on 9th February, a copy of which I will send to him.
§ 77. Sir J. JARDINE
asked whether short leave for the purpose of seeing their families is granted on the same terms to officers of the Indian Army serving in the War as to officers of the British Army; and, if not, what differences exist in this matter?
§ Mr. TENNANT
No information as to differential treatment is in the possession of the War Office, and no complaints in that sense have come to notice. The same general conditions govern the grant of leave to officers of the British and Indian Armies.
§ 78. Sir J. JARDINE
asked whether a grant of field allowance is made to officers of the Indian Army serving in the War on the same conditions as it is to officers of the British Army?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
No, Sir. Officers of the Indian Army in peace and war alike draw inclusive rates of pay, termed pay 1749 and allowances, which are intended to meet all contingencies of service. The system differs from that in the British Army, in which officers draw pay supplemented by allowances, such as field allowances, varying according to circumstances.