§ SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the fact that, as reported in the last Administration Report of the Baroda State, the complete separation of judicial from executive functions has been effected without any practical difficulty in that State; and whether he will bear what has been done in that State in mind in considering the long pending memorial from the late Lord Hobhouse and others urging the separation of the exercise of these functions by the same officer in the advanced districts of British India.
†See (4) Debates, clvi., 543.1117 (Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I understand that the change of system referred to in the Question was introduced in the Baroda State only a year ago. When the time comes, it will of course be impossible to overlook the working of the experiment there in arriving at the conclusions upon the memorial mentioned in the Question.