§ 67. Major HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for India whether Indian officers serving out of India have both Indian and British Income Tax deducted From their pay, although not living in either country?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Chamberlain)
The answer is in the negative.
§ 68. Major HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in reference to his late communiqué as to the promotion of Indian officers and in view of the fact that it was clearly stated in this that officers who had acted as commandant or second in command should be entitled to 1853 a step in rank with pay, he can say whether this promise has been kept and carried out in its entirety?
§ 69. Major HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, as his late communiqué as to the promotion of Indian officers offered accelerated, not merely temporary, promotion, it may be understood that the promotion in question, whether it carries pay or not, grants permanent seniority in the new rank; and will so-called temporary promotion hereafter rank above a step of brevet rank granted subsequently to the temporary rank, or is the so-called accelerated promotion merely a sham?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
It was stated that a temporary step of rank would be given to an officer acting in a higher regimental position than his substantive position for more than thirty days. Temporary rank of this kind (now called "acting rank") is relinquished, both in the British and the Indian Army, when the officer ceases to hold the appointment in respect of which it was given. Rank granted in accordance with the second heading of the communiqué gives permanent seniority relatively to both substantive and brevet rank.
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I am afraid I shall have to ask my hon. and gallant Friend to put that on the Paper or communicate with me in private. These matters are rather technical.