Repeal Bills.

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 14th March 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

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asked the Secretary of State for India whether, considering the present state of India, it is his intention to sanction the Bills about to be introduced into the Indian Legislature for the repeal of what are denominated by the agitators and rebels in India as repressive laws?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The two Bills referred to have already been introduced, with the approval of the Secretary of State, and, as I understand from reports in the Press, have beer-passed by both the Council of State and the Legislative Assembly; but copies of the Bills as passed have not yet reached me.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

Will the right hon. Gentleman, when they come, consider the inadvisability of weakening the power of the Central Government?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

They have not yet reached me, and, therefore, I have not been able yet to consider the matter, but I will when I am in a position to do so.