HC Deb 21 March 1895 vol 31 cc1565-6

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that serious charges have been made in the public Press of Madras against Captain Holmes, one of the aides-de-camp to the Governor of Madras, to the effect that he had acted unfairly in the matter of a horse race; that, in consequence, an inquiry was made by the stewards of the Western India Turf Club, who have published their decision, stating that the jockey who acted with Captain Holmes was unfit to hold a trainer's licence, which was accordingly revoked, and that Captain Holmes himself had shown an undoubted desire to conceal the fact of the trial of his horse with another both before and after the race, and that it was his duty to have ascertained beyond all possible doubt that the owner of the other horse was made aware of it, a duty which he neglected to perform; and, is Captain Holmes still aide-de-camp to the Governor?


The Secretary of State has no information on the subject, but has no doubt that if the facts are as stated they will be inquired into by the authorities in India, and the necessary action taken.