MR. J. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether authentic copies of the amended Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, and Post Office Act, will be in the hands of Members before the House rises for the Whitsuntide Recess; and whether he will postpone for a reasonable time his decision on the question of disallowing these Acts, under section 21 of 24 and 25 Vic., cap. 67, until the House has had an opportunity of considering and discussing their provisions?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
I hope that the Papers relating to the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code Acts will be ready for presentation this week; those relating to the Post Office Act will be presented separately. I have decided to leave these Acts to their operation; and copies of dispatches informing the Government of India of my decision will be found in the collections which are about to be presented.
MR. J. H. ROBERTS
How long will we have to wait for the Post Office Act? Will it be a long time?