§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for India why Mr. Urquhart, who was granted a commission in the Royal Indian Navy as an engineer-lieutenant subsequent to his evacuation from Burma in March, 1942, contracted amœbic dysentery, was invalided home in March, 1944, granted a year's sick leave and finally discharged from the service on 6th January, 1945, was not granted 56 days' leave with pay.
§ Mr. Amery
Lieutenant Urquhart was placed upon the Temporary Retired List after he had exhausted the maximum period of full pay sick leave which is twelve months. An officer who while on the Temporary Retired List is found to be permanently unfit for service in India, is not granted notice leave pending relinquishment of his commission on account of ill health. This is in accordance with the rules governing the British Services.