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Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 18 May 1876

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asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If the Furlough Rules, published by the Governor General of India in November 1868, fixed the rate of exchange at which officers on leave in England, who accepted those rules, were to be paid; whether those rules have been altered by the late Secretary of State for India; if any Memorials from officers have been received who had accepted the rules of 1868, complaining of such change as unfair; and, if he is aware that Memorials have been addressed to the Government of India by officers on the same subject, and what reply has been given?

, in reply, said, that the Indian Furlough Rules of 1868 had been revised by the Secretary of State in July, 1871. Complaints had been received at the India Office from officers who had accepted the rules, complaining of the change; those complaints were under the consideration of the Secretary of State in Council, and in a few days he (Lord George Hamilton) would be able to give the hon. Member a definite answer as to what the reply would be.