HC Deb 10 December 1928 vol 223 c1669
1. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to communicate the result of his reference to the Government of India on the subject of Burma and Rangoon allowances?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

As I explained in my letter to my hon. and gallant Friend of the 6th June, my Noble Friend is satisfied that the orders at present in force are consistent with the undertaking held to have been given by the Secretary of State in 1919. That being so, the question of increasing the allowances referred to, so far as officers under the control of the Government of India are concerned, falls to be settled by that Government, with whose discretion my Noble Friend is not prepared to interfere.

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