HC Deb 30 April 1928 vol 216 cc1311-2
1. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he is aware that Harchand Singh, of Rais, Lyallpur, jagirdar, lambardar, and ex-member of the Legislative Council, applied in October last for a passport to visit the mandated area of Tanganyika, and was informed in December last that it could not be granted to him; if he is aware that this Indian landowner has never been convicted of any offence; and what is the reason why one of His Majesty's subjects is refused permission to travel to a territory under the Mandate of the League of Nations, of which India is a member?

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

My Noble Friend has no information on the subject. Inquiry has been made, and I will let the hon. and gallant Member know when an answer is received.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I am much obliged, but will the Noble Lord inform me if there is any rule that he is aware of to prevent Indians of position and good character from travelling to Tanganyika?


Not that I am aware of, but the hon. and gallant Member should address a question to the Colonial Office.

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