§ 75. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why flight-lieutenants in the Royal Air Force in Egypt receive £70 a month and on transfer to India only £50 a month?
§ Mr. LEACH
At the present rate of exchange the difference is not quite so considerable as is suggested in the question, the figures being, approximately: in Egypt, flight-lieutenants entitled to allowances at married rates, £68 a month, other flight-lieutenants, £60; in India, flight-lieutenants (married or unmarried), 850 rupees or £59 a month. As regards this difference, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to him by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for India on the 18th February last in regard to the pay of British Army personnel in India.
§ Sir C. YATE
Will the Under-Secretary see to it that the Air officers transferred from Egypt to India do not lose so much pay?