HC Deb 27 January 1860 vol 156 c221

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether any and what steps have been taken towards effecting the payment of the prize money due to the troops engaged in the capture of Delhi and Lucknow, and when it is probable that the money will be forthcoming?


said, with regard to the Delhi prize money they had not yet received from the Indian Government a statement of what the amount would be. A question had been raised, as to certain property which had been taken, whether it legitimately came under the description of prize money or not. Till that was settled the Indian Government were unable to tell what was the amount of prize money to be distributed. As soon as this was known, however, the necessary measures would he taken for declaring the prize. With regard to Lucknow, information had very lately been received of the amount of prize money captured there, and formal measures were now in progress for making the usual application to Her Majesty.