§ MR VICARY GIBBS
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what was the cause of the disaster to the Warren Hastings. on or about the 13th January, when carrying troops to the Mauritius; and whether compensation will be paid to the regiment, or to individual members of it, for loss of properly?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
It is not vet known what was the cause of the wreck of the Warren Hastings. A full Inquiry will no doubt take place. The allowance regulations provide for compensation within certain limits to all officers and men losing property under such circumstances, and any claims submitted to the War Office will be duly considered.