HC Deb 02 May 1895 vol 33 c283
MR. THOMAS OWEN (Cornwall, Launceston)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, if his attention has been called to the dangers likely to arise in administering the proposed Police Bill for the prohibition of solicitation in public places in India, a draught of which appeared in The Gazette of India of 23rd January 1895; and whether he has advised the Government in India to give to the Bill very careful consideration before its final enactment?


The dangers likely to arise were pointed out by members of the Bengal Council, who have been added to the Select Committee appointed to revise the provisions of the Bill. I have no doubt that the Bill will receive most careful consideration, and I have not thought it necessary to issue any special instructions on the subject.