§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the present scale of pensions of the widows and dependants of officers of the Indian Army is now under consideration by the India Office or will it be submitted for the consideration of the Army in India Committee?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
As I informed the hon. -and gallant Member on the 23rd of last month, I am waiting for the Royal Warrant with regard to the revised rates for British service pensions before communicating with the Government of India. All improvements in pensions of widows, children, and other dependants of British service officers that from time to time -since the outbreak of the War have been promulgated by Royal Warrant have been extended to British officers of the Indian Army; and I know of no reason why this practice should not continue to be followed. It is not proposed to refer the subject to the Committee on the Army in India