HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1661
27. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the views of the local Governments in India on the subject of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform scheme have yet been formally presented; and whether they will be published in time for examination before the introduction of the proposed Indian Reform Bill?


The Papers were formally presented on 19th May, and issued on 28th May. I presume that they are now in the possession of my hon. and gallant Friend?

Colonel YATE

Will the hon. Member inform the Secretary of State that the deliberate delaying of the production of these papers deprives us of the opportunity of considering them before the introduction of the Bill?


I will communicate that to my right hon. Friend.