Arrests

Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons on 10th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Percy Barstow Mr Percy Barstow , Pontefract

asked the Secretary of State for India whether any intimation has been given to those who are under arrest of the terms on which they would be released?

Photo of Mr Percy Barstow Mr Percy Barstow , Pontefract

asked the Secretary of State for India how many people have been arrested in India since 9th August; how many been imprisoned with and without trial, respectively; how many are still in prison; and on what occasions the Whipping Act has been used?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I have not yet received the desired information regarding the number of arrests, etc., which necessarily takes some time to collect from all the Provincial authorities concerned. I have replied separately regarding the use of the penalty of whipping.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Could we not have a report from time to time of any instances of whipping being imposed as a enalty?

Photo of Mr Percy Barstow Mr Percy Barstow , Pontefract

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the vital importance of India to the strategy of the. United Nations, any intimation was given to their Governments of the intention to arrest Congress leaders?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

Appropriate steps were taken to inform the chief partners in the United Nations of the developments in the Indian political situation.