HC Deb 19 March 1868 vol 190 c1890

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, What steps have been taken to put the men of the New Zealand Defence Corps into possession of the land to which they are entitled for their services, and what is the reason of the delay which has taken place in giving the men the portions of land to which they are entitled?


said, in reply, that the Imperial Government had nothing to do with the arrangement referred to. The Provincial Legislature of New Zealand passed an Act giving grants of land to the New Zealand Defence Corps, and complaints had been made of the grants not having yet taken effect. Inquiries had been made as to the reason of the delay, but all that he could state, from replies received on the subject, was that the necessary allotments had not yet been settled; but that the claim was not disputed, but would be made good.