Indian Industrialists (Visit to United Kingdom)

Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8 February 1945.

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Photo of Sir Stanley Reed Sir Stanley Reed , Aylesbury 12:00, 8 February 1945

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any further information as to the date when the proposed visit of a group of Indian industrialists to this country is likely to take place.

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

I understand that after further discussion with the group it has now been decided that they will leave India for their visit to this country early in April.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the composition of this group?

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

It is a small body of leading Indian industrialists. They have, of course, arranged their own composition.

Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Abingdon

Will special care be taken to see that these Indian industrialists have accommodation and proper arrangements for travelling where they wish, when they do arrive?

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

I am sure that everything necessary will be done in that respect.