HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 cc2580-1W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, whereas other units of the British Army draw increased pay allowances in India, the Royal Flying Corps stationed on the North-West Frontier since the 6th January, and who have been under the Indian Government since the 1st December, 1915, are receiving only British pay, without even those allowances which they were receiving under the English Government, and despite the fact that their expenses are nearly doubled; and whether, seeing that many of the officers there are entirely dependent on their pay, and that nothing has so far been done to relieve the officers from the embarrassment and inconvenience caused to many of them through the present condition of affairs, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


The rates of pay for officers of the Royal Flying Corps stationed on the North-West Frontier of India have recently been settled by the Government of India in communication with the War Office. They are on a scale considerably in excess of British rates of pay.