§ 8. Sir C. YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if his attention has been called to the serious discontent that has been created in cones- 1978 quence of the delay that has been incurred in the publication of the terms under which the surplus officers of the Indian Army are to be compulsorily retired; and whether he can now state what these terms are, so that the officers who are to be compelled to take up a new career may be able to make their fresh start in life with as little delay as possible?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The delay, which no one regrets more than the Secretary of State in Council and the Government of India, is due to the fact that when the Indian scheme was ready for application a similar problem arose in regard to the British Army and the Navy. It was decided that the compensation terms for all three Services must be considered comprehensively, and the results of that consideration are now awaiting final confirmation.