§ MR. T. P. O'CONNOR (Liverpool, Scotland)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he can give any further information as to the manner in which the Viceroy has dealt with certain actions of Colonel Marshall in connection with the Hyderabad scandal; whether it is the case, as stated by The Deccan Times of October 4, that—The Viceroy, though condemning the connection brought about by the private secretary (Colonel Marshall) between the Hyderabad Government and his relative, Mr. Watten, has accepted Colonel Marshall's explanation of the financial position to which public attention was recently drawn;whether he will inform the House what Colonel Marshall's explanation was; and, whether he will state what steps have been taken to re-imburse the Nizam's Treasury of the large sum of money which has been lost to it?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The matters referred to in the Question are, as I stated in August last, such as it is the function of the Viceroy and Government of India to deal with. No Report of any such circumstances as are alluded to in the Question has been made by the Government of India to the Secretary of State.