HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 cc915-6
6. Mr. SCURR (for Mr. LANSBURY)

asked the Under-Secretary of State, for India. whether there is any distinction between men arrested under the Bengal Ordinance and those arrested under Bengal Regulation III of 1818; whether orders of detention under the Ordinance have been substituted for those under Regulation III in respect of all prisoners arrested in October, 1924; whether it is intended to use Regulation III again so long as the Ordinance or the Criminal Law Amendment Act, which takes its place, are in operation; and whether all State prisoners are now under the Ordinance with the exception of those who were arrested and detained before the Ordinance came into operation?


All the persons recently arrested in Bengal under the Regulation of 1818 are now treated as arrested under the Ordinance, which permits less rigid treatment of individual cases and authorises the grant of allowances to their families. But, obviously, I cannot give any undertaking that new and unforeseen circumstances may not necessitate further arrests under the Regulation.