§ Sir C. YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in issuing India Office Circular M. 3919/24, informing officers of the Indian Army that., pending a, decision, their pensions will he reduced as from 1st July by approximately 5 per cent., but that the reduction finally decided on will not exceed 5½per cent., consideration has been given to the fact that this represents a deduction of 40 per cent. on the variable 20 per cent. of the Indian Army officers' pensions as compared with the deduction of 27½ per cent. on the variable amount of British service officers' pensions?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply of 7th July. The provisional reductions are subject to later adjustment.