§ 4. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to a letter received recently by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, written by one S. Shimoda Osaka, offering to ship a supply of rifles direct from the arsenals of Japan, and stating that 200,000 rifles of the latest 1022 pattern have been shipped into India during the past year; and whether he has any information that consignments of rifles have been or are being made from Japan or elsewhere to India?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
I have seen a newspaper report on which the first part of the question seems to be based. As regards the second part the Secretary of State attaches no importance to the statement. It is obviously absurd.