§ 4. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, considering that the Government of India, in paragraph 46 of their letter of the 5th March, 1919, published in Parliamentary Command Paper, No. 123, state that they quite recognise that service under the new scheme cannot be congenial to all officers, and that in extreme cases the offer of a proportionate pension may eventually be necessary, and then further, in paragraph 48 of the same letter, they finally lay down the rule that an officer finding his position unendurable should be entitled to apply to the Government of India for a proportionate pension, he will call on the Government of India to carry out their engagement and submit a statement as to what those proportionate pensions are to be?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
There is no question of calling on the Government of India to carry out an engagement. They made a suggestion for dealing with a certain situation, should it arise, and I have come to no decision as to that suggestion. The matter is dealt with in the Report of the Joint Committee on the Government of India Bill.