§ Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to a claim of the Coupé Company, of 47, Graham Street, Sloane Square, S.W., against His Highness the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar for £900 in respect of work done and designs supplied to his order in connection with His Highness's proposed summer palace; whether he is aware that correspondence has taken place between the early part of 1908 and the present time between His Highness's agents, private secretary, and solicitors, on the one side, and the company and their solicitors on the other side, and that such correspondence discloses the fact that His Highness has repudiated the claim in question; and whether any steps have been taken by the Secretary of State in the case?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The attention of the Secretary of State has been drawn to the correspondence referred to, the effect of which is as stated by my hon. Friend. His Highness the Jam Sahib has not asked the Secretary of State to advise him, and it has not hitherto been the practice of the India Office to intervene between ruling chiefs and their private creditors.