§ MR. THOMAS CHAMBERS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, When the Central India Prize Money will be distributed, and what has been the cause of the long delay of nine years?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, there could be no doubt that long delays in the distribution of prize money were very vexatious, and that every possible exertion ought to be made to prevent them. In the case to which the hon. and learned Gentleman's Question referred, the delay had arisen mainly from protracted litigation, for the purpose of ascertaining who were the persons entitled to the money. But that litigation had recently been brought to a close by a judgment delivered by Dr. Lushington in the Admiralty Court; and nothing now remained to prevent the distribution except the necessary communication with the Government of India.