HC Deb 26 July 1858 vol 151 cc2125-6

said, he rose to ask whether it he the intention of Her Majesty's Government to recommend to Her Majesty the conferring of some signal mark of favour on Sir John Lawrence, in recognition of his long and distinguished services in India; and the more so, after his successful administration of the Provinces under his care, and the effectual aid which, by his instrumentality, was given to the capture of Delhi?


It will, Sir, probably be remembered by the House that in November last Sir John Lawrence received the distinction of the Grand Cross of the Bath, and at the same time he received the thanks of Parliament by Resolution of both Houses. Since then a Despatch has been sent out by the Directors of the East India Company, directing that his salary of £7,200 a year as Chief Commissioner should be increased to the same amount as that of Lieutenant Governor—namely £10,000 a year, and that its receipt should date from the 1st of January last. I mention these circumstances to show that the distinguished and invaluable services of Sir John Lawrence have not been overlooked by Her Majesty's Government. Whether any further recognition of his services should be conferred on Sir John Lawrence is a question at present under the consideration of the Government.