asked the Secretary of State for India whether the increases of pay of certain specified services serving in India promised in Indian Army Order No. 868, of October, 1919, and sanctioned to date from the 1st of July, 1919, have in the case of the Royal Army Medical Corps taken effect only from 1st January, 1920, instead of from the earlier date as in the case of all other corps; and what is the reason for this distinction between officers who are serving under identical conditions?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The pay of Royal Army Medical Corps officers in India was increased in March, 1920, with effect from 1st July, 1919. Consequent on an increase of pay granted to Indian Medical Service officers with effect from 1st January, 1920, a further increase has recently been granted to Royal Army Medical Corps officers with effect from the same date.