HC Deb 18 June 1861 vol 163 cc1233-4

Order for Committee read.


moved that the House should resolve itself into a Committee upon this subject,

House in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


said, he found that the Government proposed to create two new Members of the Indian Council at a salary of £8,000 a year each, whose nomination was to be placed in the hands of the Secretary for India in this country, and also to invest the Indian Secretary with the power of appointing fourteen additional Judges. He (Sir Henry Willoughby) objected both to the contemplated extension of the patronage of the Indian Secretary, and the addition to the expenditure of India, and he should upon a future occasion oppose those proposals.

Resolved, That it is expedient to authorize the payment, out of the Revenues of India, of the Salaries of the ordinary Members of the Council of the Governor General, and of the Salaries, Retiring Pensions, and Expenses of the Judges of the High Court of Judicature of the several Presidencies, in pursuance [of the provisions of any Acts of the present Session relating to the Council of the Governor General, and the establishing High Courts of Judicature in India.

House resumed.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.