HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 c2071
2. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, considering that Rule 22 of the Government Servants' Conduct Rules lays down that no Government servant shall subscribe in aid of any political move in India, instructions were issued by the Government of India for bidding Government servants to contribute to the Tilak fund, the Paisa fund, and other funds of an obviously political character; and if such instructions were not issued in these cases, why the Dyer fund was selected by the Government of India as an occasion calling for special prohibition?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)

My hon. and gallant Friend shows by his question that he is aware of the general prohibition contained in the Rule. As regards its application to the Dyer fund, I presume that the Government of India issued their instructions in response to a request for orders. I do not know whether similar action was thought necessary in the case of the other funds mentioned, as to which I have had no particulars.

Colonel YATE

Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to whether the Government of India have issued instructions forbidding Government servants to contribute to the Julianwala Bagh memorial fund?


I have no information.

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