HC Deb 21 January 1878 vol 237 c254

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether any answer has been received at the India Office to Lord Salisbury's inquiry, sent to India on the 9th September 1877, for information as to the case of private Corbett of the 48th Regiment; the authorised monthly subsistence allowance for whose four children was stopped by Colonel Travers, the officer commanding the regiment, in consequence of their father having declined to send them to the Lawrence Asylum, and sent them to the Catholic Orphan Asylum at Bellary?


Sir, Lord Salisbury's inquiry was sent on the 4th of October. No reply having been received, on the 28th of December a telegram was sent to the Viceroy, who replied that a report upon Private Corbett's statement from the Madras Government had been already twice called for.