§ LORD RANKEILLOUR
asked the secretary of State for India whether he will shortly publish the Rules required to be made under subsection 3 (b) of section 273 of the Government of India Act, so that pensioners may be given a clear view of the alternative in the choice offered in the draft Order (Family Pension Funds).669WA
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (THE MARQUESS OF ZETLAND)
Inasmuch as the nature of the Rules to be made must depend on the numbers who express objection to the transfer of their interests to Commissioners, it is not possible to publish them in advance of the date fixed under the Order for the lodgment of objections.
In this connection, I would invite attention to the statement in paragraph 12 of the Memorandum on the subject laid before the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform, Record C. 1 No. I. I may, however, state that, if the numbers expressing objection are sufficient to justify the continuance as mutual insurance institutions of the portion of the funds attributable to them, it is the intention that the Rules made 670WA shall reproduce, in all material particulars, those at present in force.