HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1076-7

asked the Secretary of State for India if his attention has been called to the fact that officers of Indian regiments returning to India from overseas have had their pay held up for sometimes five or six months, and that Indian Income Tax is now being deducted from these officers' pay from the arrears due to them for the time they were serving overseas; and whether he will put a stop to this practice?


I am making inquiry of the Government of India.

10. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for India when he will be able to state what steps are to be taken to remedy the present condition in India under which the rupee rates of pay of British service officers in India are less than the Home rates of pay and allowances converted at the current rate of exchange?


I am about to address the Government of India on this subject, and on receipt of their views the question will be dealt with as expeditiously as possible.

12. Colonel Sir C. YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can now say what decision has been arrived at on the subject of the additional pensions of £ 200 and £ 100 a year which it was stated in the India Office Memorandum of 3rd June, 1920, would be granted to military officers of the Indian Army on the supernumerary list who had held high civil appointments?


No decision has yet been arrived at on the subject referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend, but a telegram detailing the views of the Govern- ment of India thereon has been received recently and is now under consideration.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when I can put a further question and get the decision?


I hope very shortly, but I will let my hon. and gallant Friend know in the course of a very few days.