HC Deb 19 February 1872 vol 209 cc651-2

Sir, I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, If Her Majesty's Ministers will take into their consideration the propriety of making some public recognition of the services of the late Viceroy of India, barbarously murdered while in performance of public duties?


Sir, I may remind the House that as yet we have received no information respecting the murder of the late Viceroy of India beyond that which has been made known to the public in the telegram which I read to the House the other evening; and, therefore, I am by no means prepared to say what particular course it may be the duty of my noble Friend the Secretary of State for India or for the Government to take when they are in possession of full information of the circumstances of the case. However, I have no doubt in some form the question is likely to merit, and will receive, due consideration, and I may say my noble Friend has already taken the matter in hand, and will be prepared to give it practical consideration when he receives full information upon the subject.