HC Deb 11 May 1866 vol 183 c767

said, he rose to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Secretary of State in Council has under his consideration all the complaints which have been made to Her Majesty's Government, or to Parliament, by officers of the Indian Army in respect of the non-fulfilment of the Parliamentary guarantee of their former rights and privileges, including questions of compensation, bonus, and pension funds; whether the Statement which he has promised to make would have reference to all such claims, complaints and petitions; and if he can inform the House when he will be prepared to make that Statement?


, in reply, said, he informed the House the other night, in answer to the hon. and gallant Member for Harwich (Major Jervis), that he had every reason to expect that immediately after the Whitsuntide recess he should be prepared to make the annual statement on the Indian Army. As to whether that statement would have reference to all the claims and complaints made by officers of the Indian Army, he was afraid that that would be saying a good deal, for those claims and complaints were very numerous; but when he made the statement he hoped to be able to satisfy the House that such matters had had due consideration.