§ 5. Mr. OSWALD LEWIS
asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the fact that when an Indian civilian was recently accidentally killed by a rifle bullet fired by a British soldier in the North-West Frontier Province the chief commissioner of the province immediately offered monetary compensation; and whether he will take steps to see that when British soldiers called out in aid of the civil authorities are killed by Indian civilians similar compensation is afforded in their case?
§ Mr. BENN
As I have already explained, the case of a soldier whose death is directly attributable to service wherever performed is treated in precisely the same way as that of a soldier 5 killed on active service, and the regulations already provide for awards to the dependants under certain conditions.