HC Deb 12 June 1879 vol 246 c1701

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, When the complete accounts of the whole proceeds of all the moveable property of ex-chiefs of Kirwee, including the funds retained by the Indian Government, will be presented to the House, in accordance with the Parliamentary Orders of 1873 and 1874; and, if he will be good enough to state the cause of the delay?


The Return is complete. All that passed into the hands of Government, as indicated in the Orders of the Houses of Parliament, was contained in the Return of 1876. I presume, however, that the Question of my hon. and gallant Friend refers specially to certain promissory notes. He will find a list of those notes at page 15 of a Return as to Kirwee prize-money, presented to this House in 1870. The matter was fully discussed in the House of Lords in 1877, and my noble Friend, Lord Salisbury, explained that a decision had been come to on the subject in 1869, after the most lengthened and careful consideration of successive Governments.