HC Deb 15 June 1882 vol 270 c1241

asked the Secretary of State for India, If he will lay upon the Table of the House the letter in which Mr. M. Finucane, Bengal Civil Service, resigned the managership of the Durbhunga Raj at the end of 1880, on the ground that he could not conscientiously carry out large proposed enhancements of rent; whether the resignation of Mr. Finucane was accepted; and, whether a relative of the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Ashley Eden, was forthwith appointed in his place manager to the Maharajah of Durbhunga at an increased salary?


Sir, Mr. Finucane was never manager of the Durbhunga Estate. He was lent by Government to assist in completing the survey of the estate under the manager, Colonel Money. Colonel Money is a distant connection by marriage of Sir Ashley Eden; but was selected for the post of manager of the estate by Sir Richard Temple when Lieutenant Governor. Nothing is known of Mr. Finu-cane's letter of resignation. It is believed that he completed the survey on which he was employed.