Governors (Power of Certification).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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If by the "power of certification" the hon. Member intends to refer to the exercise of the special power to enact legislation, the answer is that in the last 36 months the Governor-General has had recourse to this power once, and the Governor of Bengal once. (There are no lieutenant-governors in India.) If he intends to include rejected or reduced Budget votes which the Governor-General and Governors have "restored" then I must obtain a detailed statement from India.