HC Deb 18 March 1831 vol 3 c529

Colonel Sibthorp, after stating that there was some unaccountable delay in distributing the Deccan Prize-money, begged to ask the noble Lord, on behalf of several members of the United Service Club, whether there was any probability of that prize-money being distributed?

Lord Althorp

said, that the parties most interested in the decision of the question had objected to its being referred by the late Government to Sir James Scarlett and Sir Charles Wetherell (then Attorney and Solicitor General), because those gentlemen had been employed in the argument before the Privy Council; therefore the present Ministers had referred the case to the present Attorney General, as he had not taken, hitherto, any part in the discussion.

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