13. Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the district magistrate of Dehra Dun recently demanded payment of a security of 500 rupees from the owner of the Cosmopolitan Press on the ground that it had changed its premises from one part of the town to another; and whether he will say under what section of the Press Act a magistrate can take security from a press already in existence upon this ground?
The Secretary of State has received no report upon this case, but Section 3 of the Press Act, 1910, read with Section 5 of the Printing Presses and Books Act of 1867 would clearly justify the taking of security from an existing press, the place of which was changed.
§ Mr. ACLAND
This question was answered by the Secretary of State in his statement in the House of Commons yesterday.