HC Deb 19 December 1919 vol 123 c862W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if his attention has been directed to the pecuniary loss inflicted on British officers serving in Mesopotamia and in the Persian Gulf by their rate of pay being fixed at British rates instead of, as formerly, at Indian rates; and whether any compensation will be awarded?


With the exception of a small number of Staff officers, the pay of all British officers in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf is fixed in rupees and not in sterling. Compensation is granted to Staff officers on account of the rise in the rupee.