§ SIR FITZROY KELLY
said, he would beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Control whether, in the case of the petition presented to Her Majesty the Queen by His Highness Ameer Ali Moorad Khan, on the 13th day of November last, and by Her Majesty referred to the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, any decision had been come to by the Board; and, if so, on what ground the communication of that decision was withheld from the petitioner, who was now in London awaiting such decision.
MR. VERNON SMITH
said, that such petitions were referred to the Government of India, in order that they might be in vestigated by the local authorities. That course, however, was not pursued in the first instance in this case, and it had therefore been remitted to the Governor General of India. He had been informed that Ali Moorad Khan had left England, and that was the reason why no communication was sent to him. He was, however, told on Monday last that such was not the case, and he therefore at once forwarded to him a communication on the subject.