§ MR. PERCY THORNTON (Clapham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether it has been decided to give any special recognition to those officers and engineers of the Royal Indian Marine, whose exceptional conduct at the wreck of the Warren Hastings has been under official consideration; and if it is intended to publish the Dispatch of the Government of India concerning these matters?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing)
I have nothing to add to the reply already given to the hon. Member on the 12th of this month. As regards the last part of this Question, 1073 Commander Holland's Report of the wreck of the Warren Hastings has been presented to Parliament, and published in the Marine Orders of the Government of India, in which Orders the excellent conduct of the officers and men of the ship was fully recognised. No further papers will be published.
§ MR. THORNTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, as an additional grant for compensation has been allowed to the military who were on board the troopship Warren Hastings when that vessel was wrecked, a similar. allowance will be made to those officers, engineers, alai sailors of the Royal Indian Marine who lost their effects upon that occasion?
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
I will make inquiries as to the compensation granted by the War Office, and will then communicate with the Government of India on the subject.