HC Deb 12 March 1923 vol 161 cc1003-4

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the debates in the Indian legislatures on 25th January, in which strong disapproval was shown to the proposal to appoint a Royal Commission upon the services in India; whether the Government of India have approved of the appointment of the Commission; and whether it is still his intention to carry out the proposal?


asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is still of opinion that another Royal Commission should be appointed to inquire into the public services of India; whether he has consulted the opinion of the governors of the Indian provinces on the proposal, and has given full weight to the views of the elected representatives of India on the project; and, if he proposes to carry out his intention, will he first of all give the House of Commons an opportunity of debating the matter?


Yes, Sir, I have read the Debates referred to. The appointment of a Royal Commission is a matter for His Majesty's Government who are not prepared to reconsider their decision.