§ 7. Commander WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for India how many of the 3,000 Indians imprisoned, as related by Lord Hardinge, have been brought to trial; how many have been found guilty; and how many are still in prison?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I understand that Lord Hardinge spoke of arrests of returned emigrants and not of imprisonments. One hundred and sixty-five of these persons were placed on trial before special tribunals and 136 convicted. Others were tried before the ordinary Courts, but of these I have no particulars. In the majority of cases action was confined to orders restricting the personal movements of individuals for a longer or shorter period. At the end of April last 1,064 persons still remained under restrictive orders, of whom only fifty-one were actually interned, the others being required to reside within specified areas.