HC Deb 31 July 1860 vol 160 c428

in the absence of Mr. TORRENS, said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether any application or claim has been preferred by the heirs and successors of Lord Clive for the capital of the Fund assigned by Lord Clive as a provision for invalid and disabled officers and soldiers of the East India Company's Army, and for widows and orphans of officers and men of that army, on the ground that the Fund was assigned only so long as the East India Company had an army; and, in the event of such a claim having been preferred, whether the Secretary of State has any objection to lay all Correspondence on the subject before the House?


said, that such an application had been made by the representatives of Lord Clive, in consequence, not of the abolition of the Indian army, hut of the transfer of the Government of India to the Crown. He had no objection to the production of the correspondence.