HC Deb 14 March 1927 vol 203 cc1614-5
3. Mr. AMMON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, seeing that the question of the separation of the judicial functions from those of the executive has been engaging the attention of His Majesty's Government and of the Government of India for the past 84 or 90 years, and that schemes have been worked out on various occasions with that end in view, he can state if the Government are now in a position to make a definite decision on the matter?


No, Sir. The Government of India are still awaiting the proposals of certain local Governments on this very difficult question and it will not be possible to make a decision until these have all been considered.


Does the Noble Lord suggest that 80 years is not sufficiently long to have got the opinions of these Governments?


The hon. Member must remember the saying that you "cannot hustle the East".