HL Deb 16 July 1858 vol 151 cc1550-1

called attention to the Report which had appeared in that morning's papers of an answer stated to have been given by the President of the Board of Control on the previous evening to a question addressed to him with respect to the ex-King of Oude, and asked whether it was true that the ex-King was awaiting a trial, as was there represented? If this were not the case, it was desirable that the error should be corrected, or it might have a very bad effect both in India and elsewhere.


said, that the question to which the noble Marquess referred had been put in the other House on the previous evening, and the answer given, he believed, had not been altogether inaccurately reported. It was not correct, however, to say that the ex-King of Oude was awaiting his trial. He was at the present moment a State prisoner in Calcutta, under strong suspicion of having promoted and fomented the late revolt; and he was now awaiting, not his trial, but the result of an investigation as to how far be had been involved in encouraging that revolt, he being a pensioner of the East India Company. On the result of that investigation would depend the future measures of the Government in respect to him.

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