Government of India Act (Inquiry).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 7th July 1924.

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Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton


asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether considering that the Government of India have now appointed a Committee to inquire into what Amendments to the Government of India Act appear necessary to rectify any administrative imperfections, the Secretary of State will now authorise the Government of India to suspend the Legislative Assembly and provincial councils till such time as the deliberations of the committee have been completed?

Photo of Mr Robert Richards Mr Robert Richards , Wrexham

The answer is in the negative.

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

Will the Government of India take into account the possibility of extending the scope of this Commission to deal with some of the questions which are causing unrest at the present time?

Photo of Mr Robert Richards Mr Robert Richards , Wrexham

Nothing would be gained by referring again to the terms of reference of this inquiry which have already been given in the House on more than one occasion.