HC Deb 08 February 1900 vol 78 c920

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the release of the Natu brothers is unconditional; and whether, in view of the conspicuous loyalty exhibited by the Indian people at this critical time, he will make a statement regarding the Natus which will satisfy the public that the measures taken in their case were prudent and necessary.


The answer to the first question is in the affirmative. I fully appreciate the loyalty exhibited by the princes and peoples of India; but I do not propose to add anything to the statement I have already made with regard to the recent detention of the Natu brothers.