§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India for what reason chaplains on the Indian ecclesiastical establishment have been refused outfit allowance and gratuity for service; in the field?
§ Mr. FISHER
The War Office, on whom the charge would fall, have been unable to agree to the grant of outfit allowance to regular chaplains of the Indian ecclesiastical establishments, who are paid at special increased rates while on service. Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chaplains not on the Indian establishments have received the same outfit grant as chaplains employed on the British establishment. The grant of a gratuity to chaplains who were sent on service from India has not been refused. The question is under consideration, and 545W it is hoped that a decision will be taken shortly.