HC Deb 10 May 1875 vol 224 cc394-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he will include in the Papers relating to the trial and deposition of the Gaikwar of Baroda any Correspondence relative to the seat or ceremonial question at the Court of Baroda, raised by the Government of Bombay in December 1872; also any Correspondence relative to the marriage of the Gaikwar in May 1874, and to the issue of such marriage; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will consent to postpone its decision on the question of the succession to the Prince until the Papers respecting his deposition have been laid before Parliament?


Sir, the Papers which we propose to present to Parliament relating to the proceeding of the Commission appointed to inquire into certain charges made against the Gaikwar and to his deposition are very voluminous, and I do not think any practical object would be attained by increasing their bulk by including correspondence upon so irrelevant a matter as a question of precedence raised in 1872. Papers relating to the Gaikwar's marriage will be laid before Parliament. The decision of Her Majesty's Government upon the question of the succession to the Prince was embodied in the Viceroy's Proclamation of the 22nd of April. It is not the intention of Her Majesty's Government to postpone or alter that decision.