HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 cc643-4W

asked the Secretary, of State for War whether he is aware that officers engaged on demobilisation work in India receive a less rate of pay and are thus exposed to the danger of receiving a smaller duty when they are required to serve for an additional period; and whether it is possible to give an assurance that any officer in India or Mesopotamia who left his appointment for demobilisation, and who is now, owing to the exigencies of the military situation, retained for further service in India, will be given on eventual discharge a gratuity at least equal to the amount he would have received had he been demobilised when he left his original appointment for that purpose?


The gratuity depends on the appointment held on the date of the Armistice (11th November, 1918), unless an officer has subsequently improved his position, in which case he gets the benefit of his higher grade.