HC Deb 18 March 1858 vol 149 cc324-5

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of the Board of Control whether the report is true that six months' batta is all that the army before Delhi is to have in lieu of prize money; or whether it is only the first instalment, and all that the Governor General was able to grant for their patient endurance and heroic bravery?


said the six months' batta awarded by the Governor General to the army before Delhi was the utmost sum which the law enabled him to grant; bat the cases both of the army before Delhi and of the garrison of Luck now were new under the consideration of the Government.