§ 51. Mr. WELLOCK
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.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Could the Noble Lord say how many of these internees it is contemplated releasing in the immediate future?