HC Deb 29 November 1917 vol 99 c2212
75. Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary how many copies of " Young India," by Lajpat Rai, were seized in the recent raids; and whether other owners of the work may expect the attentions of the police?


Six bound copies of this book and a number of unbound sheets were seized. Any copy of this book is liable to be seized under Regulation 51, but it is not proposed to take action with regard to copies that may be in the possession of innocent holders?

Commander WEDGWOOD

Have these bound volumes been returned, as stated by the right hon. Gentleman in reply to a previous question?


I did not say that. My previous answer referred to Regulation 27c. That Regulation does not apply to this case.

80. Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary whether his advisers have yet come to any decision as to the prosecution of the publishers of " Young India"; and has the India Office been consulted in the matter?


No criminal proceedings are at present contemplated. The India Office has been consulted in the matter.