HC Deb 21 July 1884 vol 290 cc1729-30

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he will be good enough to inform the House what sum has been awarded and paid by the Government towards the maintenance of the impoverished widows, wives, and children of the captive crew of the Nisero?


A list of 25 names was sent in to Lord Granville, prepared, I believe, by Messrs. Pinckney, the owners of the vessel, and an application was made for £500 on their behalf. Of this list, however, 11 persons, including eight foreigners, had no relative who could be traced; on behalf of one no application was understood to be made; and three others were described as not being dependent on their relatives among the captured crew. On behalf of the remaining 10 persons, who mostly come from Liverpool, Lord Granville has suggested to the Lords of the Treasury that a sum of £300 should be awarded, and that this amount should be intrusted for distribution to the Committee for the fund now being raised at the Mansion House with the kind consent of the Lord Mayor.