HC Deb 28 February 1921 vol 138 cc1416-7
53. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint a Select Committee to inquire into and report as to the present position of the Secretary of State for India in relation to Parliament, having regard to the changes effected by the Government of India Act, and in particular as to his powers of superintendence, direction, and control over the action of States Governors?


The Government do not consider that the adoption of the suggestion of my hon. Friend is necessary or desirable.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the House was unable last week to obtain any information from the Secretary of State for India as to certain actions of one of the State Governors, and is he aware that the Government of India Act specially says that whereas the action of Parliament in such matters—


The hon. Gentleman must give notice of that question.