§ Mr. Harden
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will state the circumstances under which an award of a compassionate allowance was made to Mr. A. R. Sandford by the Secretary of State for India in Council in 1934; the reason for the grant of this allowance; and for what reason this allowance has been paid wholly from Indian Revenues.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the late Lieut.-Colonel Sir Wm. Allen on 30th June, 1936, of which I am sending him a copy. The arrangement referred to in the last sentence of that reply has, however, since been superseded by an agreement between the Governments of the United Kingdom and of India in regard to non-effective payments, under which the whole of the allowance is borne by Indian Revenues.