HC Deb 30 May 1864 vol 175 cc803-4

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies as to the conduct of the Government with respect to meeting the claims of the Officials in the Ionian Islands. He wished to know, Whether the Government is prepared to secure to those Officials the payment of their Pensions, or whether those Gentlemen are to be thrown helpless upon the tender mercies of a Government which has never yet performed any one of its treaty obligations?


, in reply, said, his hon. and learned Friend was well aware that these charges had long been paid by the Government of the Ionian Islands, and by the Convention they were made the next charge after the sum charged to the Civil List. The amount was to be paid in half yearly instalments to Her Majesty's Consul at Corfu, and the Government expected that the payments would be made in due course.

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