HC Deb 03 May 1926 vol 195 cc4-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether h will lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the request made to the French authorities at Pondicherry in connection with the visit paid to that district by Mr. Iyengar on the 12th March last; will he state the name of the refugee Mr. Iyengar visited; whether this person is a British subject; and has any warning been issued, either by the French or British authorities, that persons visiting the person concerned would be treated as suspected persons and liable to arrest and treatment as criminals?


I am not aware that any request was made to the French authorities. The refugee visited is named Arabinda Chose. So far as I know he has not changed his nationality. I do not know that any warning has been issued by either the French or the British authorities about visits to this rather notorious gentleman.