HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c59W

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?


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.