HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 cc2239-40

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether His Highness the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar claims to be above the jurisdiction of the British Law Courts; whether such claim is admitted by the India Office; and, if so, whether there is any method by which he could be induced to submit the claim of the Coupé Company in respect of work done to his order in connection with his proposed summer palace, to arbitration, as suggested by the claimant company?


I am not aware what claim His Highness the Jam Sahib makes, but it would be for the Court to decide in each case whether it possessed jurisdiction. As regards the last part of the question, the Secretary of State is quite sure that His Highness will take such action as is demanded by his honour and that of the distinguished class to which he belongs.