HC Deb 26 April 1909 vol 4 c152W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether subaltern officers of the Royal Engineers serving in India and Burma get less pay than those officers of the Indian Army who are not considered fit to serve with the corps of Sappers and Miners; and, if so, will he consider the advisability of remedying this inequality?

Mr. HOBHOUSE (for Mr. Buchanan)

The Indian Sappers and Miners are officered solely by officers of the Royal Engineers, who do not necessarily serve permanently in India. The pay of subalterns serving with sappers and miners is generally somewhat less than that of subalterns of the Indian Army. The Secretary of State is not prepared to admit that the rates should be equalised.