HC Deb 22 February 1866 vol 181 c895

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he is prepared to state what steps will be taken by Government in consequence of the Report of the Second Commission on the Grievances of Indian Officers?


replied that he could only say that the very difficult and complicated matter to which the Question of the noble Lord referred, had met with the earliest and most earnest attention of the Secretary of State; but it was, of course, impossible to state the conclusions at which he had not yet arrived, nor was it even possible to name a day on which such a statement could be made, but he might assure the House that his noble Friend (Earl de Grey) would give his earnest and continuous attention to the subject. The House would not begrudge the time necessary to arrive at a conclusion, considering the importance of coming to one which should, if possible, be final, and put a stop to discussion on a vexed question.