HC Deb 26 January 1944 vol 396 cc701-2W
Sir J. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the increased cost of living, he will give consideration to the position of retired Indian civil servants resident in this country with the object of increasing their pensions.

Mr. Amery

As my right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced on 3rd December, His Majesty's Government are considering the grant of increases in the lower ranges of pensions to mitigate really severe hardship. The Government of India will be asked to consider whether similar increases to those that may be granted to Imperial pensioners might appropriately be given to corresponding pensioners of the Government of India residing here.