HC Deb 30 June 1924 vol 175 cc901-2
1. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he is aware that it is the intention of the Swaraj party that now controls the Legislative Council of the Central Provinces to introduce a Bill in that Council to remove the disabilities against the candidature of political convicts, as laid down in the electoral rules under the Government of India Act; and, if so, what action he intends to take in the matter?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Robert Richards):

I am not aware of this intention, and I may observe that a Provincial Council has no power to override rules made under the Government of India Act.

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