HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 c5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether it is the intention of the Government of India again to submit to the Legislative Assembly the Resolutions defeated there on 3rd February recommending that the statutory appointees to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from India should have recent knowledge of India law, and should receive a salary of £4,000 per year; and, if not accepted by the Assembly, what action the Government of India intend to take to bring about this reform in the interests of the people of India, in view of the proportion that these appeals bear to the work of the Privy Council?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; as regards the second part, no action is intended by the Government of India at present, but His Majesty's Government are considering what steps can be taken with a view to increasing the number of members of the Judicial Committee having recent knowledge of Indian law.