§ 8. Mr. BARNES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Foreman's Association of India regard the Indian Ordnance Factories Provident Fund as it now stands constitutes a breach of faith as compared with the recommendations made before the Palmer's Committee and, in consequence, service in the Department is now less attractive than as under the old pension rules; whether he is cognisant of the fact that the Association agrees with the principle of the fund but considers more equitable terms should be given if it is adequately to replace the old conditions; 2057 and will he endeavour to obtain a satisfactory solution to the difficulties which have arisen between the Foreman's Association and the Government of India?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The Secretary of State has no information on the matter, but will ask the Government of India for a report on the points raised.