HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c265W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what measures are in contemplation for the security of rights and privileges, including pensions, of retired officers of the Indian Medical Department when the independent Indian Government takes over responsibility inasmuch as the Indian Medical Department is an un-covenanted service with no statutory protection; and whether, in the absence of such measures, he will grant statutory protection to these officers equal to that provided for covenanted services.

Mr. A. Henderson

The position of retired personnel of the Indian Medical Department will receive due consideration when the time comes for the settlement of matters arising out of the transfer of power, but I regret that at the moment I can give no precise undertakings on the subject.