§ LORD DUNSANY (Gloucester, Thornbury)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether the attention of the India Office has 371 been drawn to the fact that British and native interests in Mysore are hampered and injured by the Extradition Laws, which prevent Mysore warrants from running in British territory, though warrants from British territory run in Mysore, whereby employers of labour in Mysore are liable to be defrauded and injured in their business by labourers and contractors for the supply of labour, who have received advances on account, absconding into British territory; and whether any steps are in contemplation to remedy the grievance complained of?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
The whole question of the execution in British territory of Mysore criminal warrants and civil decrees was carefully settled in 1878. The Secretary of State has received no recent communications on the subject; but the question of the noble, Lord will be sent to the Government of India in the ordinary course, and will call their attention to the matter if it is not already being considered. The Indian Extradition Act of 1879 does not prevent Mysore warrants from running in British territory, but requires the interposition of the Resident before they can be issued.