HC Deb 28 September 1909 vol 11 c1074

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether, with a view to facilitate the working of the Councils Act and to encourage the loyal co-operation of the leaders of Indian opinion, to which the Viceroy testified in his telegram to the Secretary of State in March last, the Secretary of State will consider the desirability of an Act of general amnesty in regard to the large number of British subjects at present undergoing imprisonment for political offences, alleged and otherwise?


The Secretary of State is unable to modify his previous replies on this subject, but as I have on more than one occasion reminded the House, he will order the release of the State prisoners when in his judgment, upon the reports submitted to him from India, the general situation admits.