HC Deb 30 April 1919 vol 115 cc143-4
4. Colonel YATE

asked whether, considering that the minimum rate of pay of Rs. 8 or 12s. a month of an Indian police constable still continues in some districts in India, and that the safety and welfare of India depends largely on a loyal and contented police, he will now suggest to the Government of India the advisability of at once considering the question of in- creasing the pay and allowances of the lower ranks of the provincial police, including inspectors and sergeants, throughout India?


The question of the sufficiency of the scale of pay and allowances of the lower ranks of the police in any province is one for the Local Government, and is dealt with in reference to local conditions. My hon. and gallant Friend's question will, I have no doubt, serve the purpose he intends by drawing the attention of Local Governments to the considerations mentioned therein.

Colonel YATE

Will the right hon. Gentleman send a copy of my question to the Government of India and ask them to circulate it to the Provincial Governments?


All questions asked in this House referring to India do go out to India.