§ COLONEL NORTH
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Upon what grounds the sum of about £52,000 has been deducted from the Banda and Kirwee Prize Fund as compensation for loss of revenue alleged to have been sustained by the Indian Government in the Banda Collectorate?
said, in reply, that it appeared from the communication from the Secretary to the Government, North-West Provinces, to the Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department, No. 438, dated Nynee Tal, 4th of November, 1862, that in July, 1858, Mr. Mayne, who was the Civil Officer who accompanied the army of re-occupation in the Banda district, took the sum of 981,578 rupees from the money appropriated by Major General Whitlock's column to recover the amount of land revenue supposed to have been collected from our subjects by the Raos of Kirwee. It appeared, however, from the account rendered by the collector of Banda, that of that amount 523,253 4 6 rupees only were credited to collections so made by Narain Rao, the balance being credited to the Prize Fund.