HC Deb 31 July 1878 vol 242 c778

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he intends to move that the entry in the Journal, dated 14th August, 1877, directing the Papers relating to the settlement of large Claims between the War and India Offices to be printed, and to receive a Sessional Number, 419, be cancelled; and, if so, when the often-promised Papers about the large and long-outstanding claims will be made known to Parliament?


, in reply, said, he had endeavoured on Monday last to explain the state of things existing in reference to the Correspondence referred to. He then stated that in consequence of the Papers not being completed, it was not thought advisable to present a portion of them to the House. He had, however, presented one Paper with an explanation regarding the subject, and the hon. and gallant Baronet would find in the Appendix to the Report of the Public Accounts Committee a Treasury Minute explaining the whole state of the case as carried out and adopted by the India Office and the War Office, with the sanction of the Treasury.