HC Deb 26 June 1917 vol 95 cc199-200
73. Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the new Order by the Madras Government directing that no student of any school or college shall be permitted to attend political meetings received his sanction before it was promulgated?


I have seen what I presume is a correct transcript of the Order in the Press. The Madras Government acted within their powers. They have informed me that, in view of per- sistent attempts to bring students in schools and colleges under the influence of a political propaganda of an undesirable kind, they considered it necessary to-reassert and supplement existing Regulations on the subject in the interests of education and of the scholars themselves. I am not disposed to question the propriety of their action.

Commander WEDGWOOD

Who is this Governor of Madras?


The Governor of Madras is a gentleman who was well-known in this House not so very long ago—Lord Pentland.

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