§ Sir A. FELL
asked the Secretary of State for India if the pay of the officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps and of the nursing sisters serving in India is now paid to them at a rate of exchange of a rupee for Is. 8d. of pay whilst it was paid at Is. 4d. when they went to India, and if, in addition to this actual loss of pay, the purchasing power of the rupee has declined; if non-commissioned officers and men are paid at the same rate of exchange; and what is going to 'be done to remedy this hardship?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Assuming that the hon. Member refers to temporary officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps and to temporary nurses of the Imperial Nursing Service, I have now arranged with the War Office that their sterling pay shall be converted into rupees at the fixed rate of Is. 4d. The pay of non-commissioned officers and men has throughout been converted at the fixed rate of Is. 4d. the rupee.