HC Deb 13 March 1939 vol 345 cc1-2
1. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether and when disturbance allowances are to be paid for expenses incurred in movements of the Army from one station to another?

The Under-Secretary of State for India (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)

The question of the grant of a disturbance allowance under Indian conditions of service is still under the consideration of the Government of India, and I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the subject.

Mr. Pilkington

In view of the fact that these disturbance allowances have been granted since the middle of last year for the Army in places outside India, would it not be possible to expedite consideration of the matter, which is a very serious one to the officers and men concerned?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

My hon. Friend will realise that the relative questions of pay to be discussed between this country and India are necessarily very involved, but I hope consideration will be completed as soon as possible.

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