HC Deb 27 May 1924 vol 174 c206
31 and 32. Sir P. RICHARDSON

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether he proposes to secure for married officers over 30 years of age in India the same married allowances as they would receive if they were serving in England;

(2) whether, seeing that military pay and allowances in India are based upon an assumed exchange of 10 rupees to the £, and that the rupee is only worth ls. 4d., readjustments of pay will be made to relieve recipients of the burden imposed upon them by the greatly increased cost of living in India?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Robert Richards)

I am answering these questions at the request of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War. The revision of pay of military officers in India is being considered with special reference to the position of married officers under the War Office system of pay and to the exchange problem, but it will be some time before any announcement can be made.

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