HC Deb 13 May 1858 vol 150 c524

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of the Board of Control if despatches have been recently received from Sir Colin Campbell asking urgently for immediate reinforcements? If the Court of Directors of the East India Company have declined for the present to provide transports for the troops which the military authorities have reported to be ready for embarkation?


said, he thought the hon. Member must perceive that such questions as those he now put were likely to cause much inconvenience. In the present instance, however, he should not decline to answer the questions put to him. He had to state that no despatches had been received from Sir Colin Campbell asking for immediate reinforcements, nor consequently had there been any refusal on the part of the Court of Directors to furnish transport for any troops that had been required.


said, he would repeat his question in another form.