HC Deb 02 April 1928 vol 215 cc1573-4

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has been notified of the despatch by the Indian Chamber of Princes of a deputation to negotiate with the India Office regarding the future status of the Indian princes in connection with the Government of India; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?


It is understood that certain ruling princes will visit England this summer unofficially in order to take counsel's opinion regarding the evidence which they desire to put before the Indian States Committee, when it returns to this country, on the matters covered by its terms of reference. Neither these nor other matters which are still sub judicio as far as the Committee is concerned, and have not yet been officially considered, will be discussed by the princes with the India Office or with His Majesty's Government.