HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c21
22. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether Lajpat Rai, who is stated to be now in America, was the leader of a widespread sedition movement in the Punjab in 1907 which the Lieutenant-Governor described as extremely dangerous; that he was deported in that year from India to Burma, and subsequently became the intimate friend of Krishna Varma, the founder of India House in London, and of other revolutionaries; and will he consider the inadvisability of permitting a man with such a record to return either to India or to England?


The Secretary of State has nothing to add to the statement made by me on the 24th February in answer to a question on the subject asked by the hon. and gallant Member for the New-castle-under-Lyme Division.

Colonel YATE

Does that mean that he is not going to allow this revolutionary man to come back to this country or to return to India?


My right hon. Friend has refused passports for the present.

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