HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 c939
6. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Secretary of State for India what facts justify the difference in pensions granted to British executive officers of the Indian Army Departments who retired between 1st April, 1919, and 1st October, 1925, at a lower rate than that granted to those who retired before and after those dates, seeing that their conditions of service are claimed to have been identical; why these officers have been deprived of the Indian element to which those retiring before and after that date are recognised to be entitled; and whether, in view of the decision to allow this claim from 1925 onwards, he will take steps to fill the gap made in the pension scale of such officers between 1919 and 1925?


I am writing to the hon. and gallant Member on this matter, and as it is somewhat too involved to be disposed of within the compass of a Parliamentary reply, perhaps he will await my letter.