HC Deb 10 July 1876 vol 230 cc1170-1

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, with reference to a Question put by the honourable Member for Longford on May 11th relating to an irregular payment reported to have been made by the authority of the Lieutenant Governor of St. Vincent, If any and what explanation has been received at the Colonial Office?


An explanation, Sir, has been received from the Lieutenant Governor of St. Vincent, in reply to inquiries made in consequence of the Question put to me on the date referred to by the hon. Gentleman the Member for Longford. From this explanation, it appears that the hon. Gentleman was misinformed in the matter. The facts are that the Lieutenant Governor, in the exercise of the power vested in him, remitted the fees of Court, amounting to £12 8s. 9d., due to the Treasury from the plaintiffs in a suit, who were destitute orphan children. It is only right that I should add that the Lieutenant Governor appears to have exercised a wise discretion in the matter.