§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India when it is proposed to give British married officers of the Indian Army the same allowances that have been granted to married officers of the British Service?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The present interim rates of Indian Army pay were framed with reference to the new British Service rates which came into force from 1st July, 1919. It was not practicable at the time to introduce a scheme following the War Office system in detail, but the interim rates were on the whole such as to secure the same average benefits, due regard being paid to the claims of Indian Service. When revised rates are being worked out 1531W it will be considered whether differentiation between married and unmarried officers should be adopted.