HC Deb 09 May 1922 vol 153 c1977
7. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state what powers remain with the Government of India now that the Press Act Repeal Bill has been passed by the Indian Legislature to repress the dissemination of seditious matter in India and the vilification of Government servants, both British and Indian; whether these powers are considered sufficient; and, if not, what steps are to be taken in the matter?


It is difficult to explain so complicated a matter as the exact effect of the repealing Act by means of an answer to a question. With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission I will send him a copy of the Act, which will answer the first part of his question. It is hoped that the powers that remain will prove sufficient. If they do not, it will of course be necessary to consider further action.


When you are able to put your opponents into gaol, are any further powers necessary?