HC Deb 23 March 1927 vol 204 c385

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number of men interned under the Bengal Ordinance; and the length of time they have been detained?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

The latest figures I have, correct up to about March 12th, arc a total of 142 now detained under the Bengal Criminal Law Amendment Act, of whom 54 are in gaol, T5 detained in a specified area in villages, and 13 detained in their own homes. Of the total number, approximately one-third were arrested in October, 1924, and the others at different times later.


Could the Noble Lord say how many of these internees it is contemplated releasing in the immediate future?


The hon. Member had better put a question down as to that.