9 and 10. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARDBURY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India (1) whether he is aware that discontent exists in India amongst the Departmental officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers of the India unattached list regarding their pay and allowances; and will he expedite the putting into effect of the promised revision of pay;
(2) whether he is aware that the conditions under which British warrant and non-commissioned officers of the Indian Army Ordnance Corps obtain home leave are very bad; that in the majority of cases to-day men have to spend over 10 years in a tropical climate without being able to obtain home leave; and will he ensure that they are brought under Army Regulations, India, and assured of home leave regularly after every six years?
My Noble Friend has been in communication with the Government of India regarding the conditions of service of members of the India Unattached List, of which the British warrant and non-commissioned officers of the Indian Army Ordnance Corps form 536 a part. He is awaiting a report from the Government of India, and has asked them to expedite it.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Is my Noble Friend aware that these questions have already been under consideration for four years, and will he ask that the matter may be expedited somewhat?