HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 cc930-1
MR. C. J. O'DONNELL (Newington, Walworth)

To ask the Secretary of State for India, if he will lay upon the Table any orders or instructions of the † See Col. 60. ‡ See (4) Debates, clviii., 389. Government of India in the Foreign Department, issued during the viceroyalty of Lord Curzon, requiring the feudatory princes who may desire to leave India to obtain the previous permission of the Viceroy; whether these orders are still in force; and, if so, whether Indian noblemen in British territory are subject to similar restrictions on their freedom.

{Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The circular letter 01 the Government of India to local governments and administrations, laying down the procedure to be followed when Native chiefs proposed to leave India for purposes of foreign travel, was published in the Supplement to the Gazette of India of the 25th August, 1900, a copy of which is in the Library of the House of Commons, and it does not seem necessary to lay it upon the Table. The circular is still in force. It does not apply to others than Native chiefs.