HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 cc2-3
4. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he can now state what are the exact terms of the decision that has been arrived at, on the recommendation of the Government of India, on the question of the application to the Indian Army of the Royal Warrant of August, 1920, regarding the pay of officers of the Indian Army retained in the Army, owing to the emergency created by the War, beyond the date on which they became eligible for retirement; and whether this decision is subject to any qualification, and, if so, what is that qualification, and does it apply equally to officers of the British Army, or is there any differentiation between the two services?


The terms of the decision of the Secretary of State were announced in a communiqué to the Press, dated 31st January, 1923. I will send a copy to the hon. and gallant Member. There has been no differentiation between the British and Indian Armies in the application of the Royal Warrant referred to.