HC Deb 15 June 1925 vol 185 cc6-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state how many governors or other officials have been granted leave under the recent Leave of Absence Act; and what additional expense has been thrown on the Indian Exchequer in consequence?


Leave has been granted under the Government of India (Leave of Absence) Act, 1924, to the Governor-General the late Commander-in-Chief, the Governors of Assam, Bihar and Orissa and Burma and three Members of Executive Councils, eight persons in all. The additional expenditure from Indian revenues, taking the rupee at 1s. 6d., is in a round figure £11,600, or rather more if account is taken of the cost of return passages for two military officers accompanying Lord Reading and one who accompanied the late Lord Rawlinson as Aides-de-Camp.