§ 2. Mr. RENDALL
asked the Secretary of State for India what had been the decision of the Esher Committee on the question asked by the hon. Member for Gloucester (Thornbury Division) on 7th June last; and whether the Indian Military Service Family Pension Fund Rules will be so amended as to permit of a divorced officer continuing, if he so desires, his subscriptions to the fund in question so that the wife who divorced him may not lose the benefits thereof?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The Esher Committee in their Report dated 22nd June, 1920, Part V., paragraph 19, suggested that the Indian Military Service Family Pension Regulations should be amended to provide that, where a wife divorces her husband, the surrender value of her pension should be paid to her. After careful consideration, it has been decided that no alteration of the regulations on this point is desirable.