HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1804-5
9. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the consolidated monthly rupee allowances now granted to married soldiers serving in India are equal in all respects to those granted at home; and if the calculations supplied to him to the effect that married warrant, non-commissioned officers and men serving in India lose, respectively, £49 14s., £20 12s. 6d., and £16 2s. 6d. per annum have been verified, and with what result?


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table, giving a comparison between the pay and allowances of these ranks at home and in India.

Following is the table:

depends on length of service as such, lose by service in India in every grade, have now been verified; and will he state what is the exact disparity between the home and Indian rates of pay in the case of these married lieutenants and quartermasters.


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table giving a comparison between the pay of these officers at home and in India. I understand that very few lieutenants in this country are in receipt of pay as married officers. The hon. and gallant Member is of course aware that a comparison of this kind without reference to other considerations

COMPARISON of the monthly pay and allowances of married regimental Lieutenants of the British Service at home and in India.
British pay and allowances, less British Income Tax converted at 1s. 5d.* Indian pay, less Indian Income Tax. Superiority of British over Indian pay.
Rs. a. p. Rs. a. p. Rs. a. p.
On promotion 524 460 3 63 13
(£54 4s. 10d. p.a.)
After 7 years' service 581 14 532 13 49 1
(£41 14s. 1d. p.a.)
Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant (except those of Quartermaster class) who are married, and who were commissioned after serving in the ranks on normal peace attestations and who were married when so commissioned receive with the above Indian rates of a pay a marriage allowance of Rs. 100 p.m. for the wife and Rs. 25 p.m. for each child, subject to maximum of Rs. 150 p.m.