§ 1. Colonel Sir C. YATE
asked the Under- Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the report in the Indian Press regarding the meeting of bodies of men from time to time for the purpose of considering how and when the revolutionary doctrines which they hold shall be put into practice and the Government rendered incapable of performing its functions, and stating that it is almost incredible that the formulation of plans for destroying the existing régime should be permitted 1872 without let or hindrance; and whether he can state what steps are being taken in the matter?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
I have seen reports of a character somewhat similar to those referred to in the question. I have every reason to believe that the Indian Government are doing and will do all that is necessary. It would ciearly not be in the public interest to give details of the action taken or contemplated by them.
§ Sir C. YATE
Is it a fact that there is not a man in the Government of India who has sufficient backbone in him to take action?