§ MR. MACKARNESS (Berkshire, Newbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is yet in a position, without danger to the State, to inform the House in general terms what is the nature of the defence made by Lala Rajpat Rai under the provisions of the Ordinance of 1818 to the Government of India.
§ MR. MORLEY
As my hon. friend is aware, Regulation III. of 1818 does not contemplate the formulation of specific charges. But Rajpat Rai was furnished with a copy of the warrant for his arrest, and was informed that the reason for his arrest and deportation was to preserve a portion of His Majesty's dominions from internal commotion. He submitted a memorial to the Government of India denying that he has ever done anything 760 to cause such commotion, and he has requested that his memorial may be submitted to the King. The procedure necessary for this purpose has been explained to him.
§ *Mr. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)
But by what method is it proposed to redress the grievances of the people of India?