said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Why the Pegu prize money, arising from the sale of prize property captured in Pegu in 1852 and 1853, and ordered to be distributed by Order in Council of the 12th day of September, 1860, has not yet been so, and when it will be?
§ SIR CHARLES WOOD
said, he was afraid he could not say when the money in question would be distributed. The Royal Warrant authorizing the distribution had been passed in September, 1861, and sent out to India. In order to prevent delay as far as possible in the matter, notice had been issued by the Prize Committee at Calcutta to the effect that no application for any portion of the money could be received after the 31st of December last. It was not until that date, therefore, that the number of applicants was known. It required, he might add, some time to compare the prize rolls; but when that was done, the distribution would take place at once.