§ 13. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the thirty-one British officers in India who were -reported to be medically unfit for service in India and recommended for transfer to the United Kingdom by medical boards so long ago as March last, and who were detained in India by the Government of India all the hot weather in order to give passages to National Congress and Home Rule for India men who wished to come to England 639 in favour of the Indian reform scheme, have yet been provided with passages; and, if not, will he see that they are so provided without further delay?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The Government of India have done their best to provide passages to the United Kingdom for all applicants. The officers to whom my hon. and gallant Friend refers were embarked on the 19th July.
17. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the provision of medical boards in Cashmere for sick officers has been finally abandoned; and whether no medical aid will in future be provided for officers on leave or for their wives and families either through the Durbar or directly by the Government of India?