HC Deb 09 July 1923 vol 166 cc892-3
2. Lieut.- Colonel HOWARD - BURY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has any information to the effect that the Nizam of Hyderabad has commissioned an eminent Indian lawyer, Sir Ali Imam, to come to this country in order to make representations with a view to securing acceptance of the proposal to return the administration of the Berars to the Nizam of Hyderabad; and whether he proposes to receive representations made in such a manner?


I have seen suggestions to that effect in some Indian newspapers, but I have no official information; nor, in so far as the question were one of the private proceedings of the ruler of an Indian State, would the Secretary of State be concerned with it. But it is obvious that no representations will be considered by my Noble Friend, unless they be made in the constitutional manner through the Government of India.