§ 1. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether it is the practice to confiscate single copies of books proscribed by the Government of India which have been innocently posted by London booksellers in response to orders received from Indian customers; whether there is any complete list of books so proscribed obtainable in London; and, if so, where and at what price?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second part in the negative.
§ Mr. WELLOCK
Can the Noble Lord say what booksellers have to do in order to get to know what books they are allowed to supply?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The majority of the publications which are excluded from 790 India are of a very obscure, abusive and propagandist kind. Naturally, the ordinary bookseller would not have them, but lists are published from time to time in the "Gazette of India" showing which books or publications are on the list, and any information that any bookseller wishes to obtain can be obtained at the India Office or at the High Commissioner's Office.