HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 c3
5. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he is now in a position to make any announcement on the question of giving some immediate interim relief to the European Government servants in the various Indian Civil Services to help them in their financial difficulties owing to the rise in the cost of living and the fall in exchange, pending the Report of the Royal Commission now about to be appointed to consider the financial conditions of service, which will probably not be able to proceed to India till the next cold weather?


I regret that I am still unable to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member on the 26th March.


Considering what the Noble Lord said on the subject in this House on the 15th June last, will he take steps to give help to the European Government servants of the Indian Civil Services before the 15th June this year?


I have already informed my hon. and gallant Friend that I cannot add anything to the previous answer, in which I dealt with the subject fully.