Conspiracy Acts and Martial Law (Prisoners, Punjab).

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

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Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many persons sentenced to imprisonment in the Punjab during the past 12 years charged with offences connected with the. Conspiracy Acts or for offences dealt with under martial law, are still in prison, and for what further terms such persons will be detained; how many of these prisoners, if any, died while in prison; the ages of the prisoners at present serving terms of imprisonment; and is it the intention of the Government to review the cases of these prisoners for the purpose of granting an amnesty?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

My right hon. Friend has not available the information asked for, but is taking steps to obtain it, and will communicate with the hon. Member in due course.