§ Considered in Committee, under Standing Order No. 69.
§ [Colonel CLIFTON BROWN in the Chair.]
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the Government of India Act, 1935, and the Government of Burma Act, 1935, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of such sums as may be payable there from by reason of provisions, whether retrospective or not, which—
§ 5.47 p.m.
§ Mr. Benn
I understand that the purpose of this is to enable the time which is spent in the employment of the Indian Provinces by civil servants of this country to be reckoned as pensionable. I want to ask whether the additional pension which may be payable in respect of that time will fall upon the revenues of this country or on those of India?
§ 5.48 p.m.
§ Sir H. O'Neill
Perhaps I might deal with that in greater detail when we come to the Bill. I think the position is that a small portion may be payable out of the 301 Indian revenues, but, of course, the great bulk of the money is payable out of the United Kingdom revenues.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Resolution to be reported upon Tuesday next.