HC Deb 29 November 1946 vol 430 cc374-5W
Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will now say what steps are being taken to apply the improved British Service pension rates to British officers and other ranks of the Indian Service.

Mr. A. Henderson

It has been decided that the new British pension code will apply to those Indian Service personnel to whom the 1938 British Code was applied. This covers the great majority of British officers of the Indian Army. The new code applies also to departmental and warrant officers class I of the Indian Unattached List. The question whether the new code should be applied to other categories and services is under consideration. It has also been agreed that the scheme for re-assessment of pensions in respect of war service which was announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War on 15th April shall similarly apply to the Indian Services.