§ 1. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the financial difficulties experienced by the military clerks on the unattached list employed in divisional and brigade offices in India; and whether he will suggest to the Government of India the advisability of the appointment of a Committee to inquire into and remedy the hardships complained of?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
Certain proposals for removing a block in promotion, due to the present embargo on retirement, in the portion of the India Unattached List to which military clerks belong are before me. Otherwise I am not aware that they are under any exceptional hardships. Those whose pay is not at a consolidated rate get the full advantage of the recent increase in the British Army rate of pay, and for those whose pay is at a consolidated rate an increase of pay has recently been sanctioned.