§ 16. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, considering that officers who entered the Indian Army before 1st July, 1881, who accepted the leave rules of 1886, are residing out of India pending retirement on leave pay until such retirement, and that though leave pay is reckoned as full pay the Income Tax Commissioners are not conceding to those officers the concession granted under Section 31 (b) of the Finance Act of 1916, while on the other hand the Secretary of State for India has 16 ruled that these officers though they receive pay at leave rates are not on leave but are unemployed officers, and therefore he cannot move the Treasury to treat these officers as though they were on leave, he will now put a stop to the hardship to these officers by permitting those who have attained the age limit to be retired on the pensions due to them?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
I am in correspondence with the War Office on the subject of allowing senior officers on the unemployed list to retire on pension, and shall endeavour to arrive at a decision with as little delay as possible.