§ Sir T. BENNETT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what will be the additional charge, present and recurrent, on the Indian Treasury, if the refund of the 4 per cent, contribution by members of the Indian Civil Service be antedated from 1st April, 1019, to 1st April, 1900; and what would be the cost of increasing the pensions of those members of the service who retired after the War by £100 for each five years' active service completed after the present fixed pension had been earned?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The preparation of the figures desired would entail laborious examination of records and conjectural calculations which would not, in my opinion, serve any useful purpose. I regret therefore that I cannot accede to the hon. Member's request.