I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the riots which took place at Rawal Pindi on 2nd May were due to the Land Colonisation Act; and, if so, whether he will advise the Government of India to suspend the operation of that Act pending a public inquiry.
§ MR. MORLEY
My hon. friend will have learned from the newspapers that the Viceroy has withheld his assent from the Colonisation Bill. I may say that his action has my entire approval. I must point out to my hon. friend what may possibly have escaped his attention, that the Rawal Pindi district was not affected by its provisions.