§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will consider the possibility of recommending that officers of the Indian Army Reserve arriving in the United Kingdom for demobilisation after 5th August, 1919, shall receive their service gratuities based on the present value of the rupee, i.e. 2s., instead of the rates that were in force prior to 16th September, and thus ensure equal financial treatment for all those officers of the Indian Army Reserve compulsorily detained in India last hot weather owing to the riots and the Afghan War?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
If I correctly understand my hon. Friend's question, his proposal is that officers who were released and paid before exchange rose to 2s. should now receive an additional payment. I am afraid that I cannot agree to this.