§ Mr. SIMPSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that during the War officials of the Indian Medical Department drew separation and other kindred allowances and that under Royal Warrant, A.O. 357, dated 28th August, 1920, marriage allowance was substituted for those allowances, he will say whether members of the Indian Medical Department now draw marriage allowance; and, if not, for what reason that allowance is withheld from them?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
Marriage allowance was granted in India to personnel of the British Service and to certain other ranks drawn from the British Service and serving under the same general conditions of pay. It was not considered necessary to extend the allowance to the Indian Medical Department, the personnel of which, with few exceptions, are domiciled in India. They were allowed to draw 893W separation allowance on account of special wartime conditions.