HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 cc861-2
7. Colonel YATE

asked when the new rates of unemployed pay and pensions for officers of the Indian Army, Indian Medical Service, and Royal Indian Marine will be published?


I hope that revised rates of pension for officers of the Indian Army and Indian Medical Service will be settled shortly. Revised rates of unemployed pay are under consideration. I am awaiting the Government of India's views on the question of the revision of the rates of pension for officers of the Royal Indian Marine.

Colonel YATE

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication of the date when these new rates of pensions will be published?


No, Sir.

13. Sir J. D. REES

asked whether the Government of India intends to bring the pensions of officers now serving, and of those who served during the War, but have been invalided out, or reached the age limit, into line with the increases granted to the Royal Navy and British Army; and whether any further action is to be taken to improve the position of the widows and children of officers killed in action or subsequently dead of wounds and disease contracted on active service?


The revision of the pension scale of officers of the Indian Army is now under consideration in communication with the Government of India. The question of improving the position of widows and children of deceased officers is for the Ministry of Pensions in the first place; the Royal Warrants on the subject are applied to the families of European officers of the Indian Army.

Sir J. D. REES

Does the Ministry of Pensions here in England deal with the pensions of those in the Indian Army?


I understand that is so.