HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1525

asked the Under- Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the case of certain Sikh political prisoners in the Central Gaol, Vellore, Madras, who are unable to express their grievances to the authorities owing to the fact that they can only speak their native tongue and that there is no interpreter of Punjabi on the prison staff; and whether it is customary in penal institutions where prisoners from foreign-speaking districts are detained to have on the staff interpreters competent in the languages of those districts?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars as to the information on which the question is based, I will look further into it.