HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1709
23. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will consider the propriety of suggesting to the Government of India that the title of the Indian Famine Relief Code should be changed to that of the Famine Prevention Code, in order that the fact may be appreciated at home, that when it is brought into force, because food grains rise above a certain price, famine is prevented by such action and the people are not suffering from but are saved from famine?


This suggestion was communicated to the Government of India a few years ago, and they preferred not to act on it.

Sir J. D. REES

Is there a possibility of reopening the question once more: they may have grown wiser in the interval?