§ 11. Mr. CLARKE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India, if his attention has been called to the imprisonment of parents in Hyderabad, Sindh, who have conscientious objections to vaccination; and, if so, can he say if it is the intention of the Government of India to amend the Vaccination Act so as to assimilate the law to that prevailing in this country?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
No, Sir. The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I am not aware that the Government of India contemplate an amendment of the Vaccination Act.
§ Major BARNETT
Will the Prime Minister consider the desirability of taking steps to assimilate the law of this country with that of India in regard to this matter?
§ Sir HENRY CRAIK
May I ask if any answer was given to the question asked by you, Mr. Speaker, as to the position in that respect?
My point was that questions ought not to be asked in the House relating to the internal affairs of a self-governing Indian State. My knowledge is not sufficient always to be sure about this point, and that is the reason why I asked the question.