§ Sir HERBERT NIELD
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will expedite the increase of pensions to retired officers of the Indian services, as recommended in the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform Scheme, and made necessary owing to the depreciated sterling value of the rupee; and when he will be able to make a definite announcement on the subject?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I would ask the hon. Baronet to refer to the answer given by me on the 26th instant to a similar question asked by the hon. Member for the New Forest and Christchurch Division. The sterling value of the rupee, I might remark, has actually appreciated since the commencement of the War.