HC Deb 09 March 1910 vol 14 cc1599-600W

asked the effect of the new Indian Import Duties on the cost of living, and especially of beverages and tobacco, the prices of which are being advanced for the British troops in India; and whether the Government of India will give an increase of pay or some other mitigation to the troops in face of the burden which they are now called on to bear?


The principle suggested by my hon. Friend of giving preferential treatment to soldiers in regard to the incidence of taxation is not, I think, followed in this or any other country, and does not commend itself to the Secretary of State.