§ Sir W. ALLEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Lieut.-Colonel Sandford was dismissed the Service and granted an award of retired pay by the Army Council; for what reason, and by what authority, this was replaced by a compassionate allowance sanctioned by the Secretary of State for India in Council; whether this was done as a special case or, if not, under what regulation; and from what grant this allowance is being paid?
§ Mr. BUTLER
Yes, Sir. In view of the length of Mr. Sandford's Indian service this case was transferred to the India Office where such cases were at that time considered on a compassionate basis. A compassionate allowance was sanctioned of the same amount as the retired pay in issue at the time under the Army Council's provisional award. In accordance with the ordinary rules the allowance is debited to Indian and British Revenues in proportion to the length of the officer's service on the Indian and British Establishments.