HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 c372

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the list of Central subjects on pages 45 and 46 of Volume III. of the Appendices to the Government of India Bill and referred to on page 9, Sub-section (e), of Clause 10 of the Government of India Bill, is a fixed list and not subject to alteration by any local authority; and whether it secures that no Provincial Government of India has any power to alter or change in any way the currency of its own particular province, either as regards gold, silver, paper, or subsidiary coinage, and that a uniform currency and coinage is ensured for the whole of British India by the Bill?


As regards the first part of the question, the list of Central subjects, when embodied in rules made under Clause 1 of the Bill with the sanction of the Secretary of State in Council, cannot be varied except by rules similarly made, and will, therefore, not be subject to alteration by any local authority in India. The answer to the second part is in the affirmative.