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Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the risks of the spread of non-co-operation to Ceylon, he will lay Papers showing the correspondence, resolutions, and debates in the Ceylon Parliament concerning the constitutional question in that Colony?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

Up to the present I have only received Press reports on the constitutional debates in the Ceylon Legislative Council, and pending receipt of the Governor's official report and considered views, I am not in a position to lay any Papers before the House. I have seen no indication that, there is any risk of the spread of non-co-operation to Ceylon.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Can we have a pledge that the official debates will be laid as Papers before this House before any action is taken which might lead to non-co-operation?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No, Sir. I must consider that.