HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 c711W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he could state why, when the period of service in British regiments previous to joining the Indian Army allowed to count for pension was increased from two to five years, a similar extension was not granted to officers who had previously served in the Royal Marines; and whether the Secretary of State would rectify the inequality thus created?


The arrangement made with the War Office regarding the cost of carrying out the decision referred to by the hon Member does not cover the case of the officers who entered the Indian Army from the Royal Marines, but the question of a similar concession to these officers is already under consideration.