§ 4. Major POLE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India has now received replies from all the local governments with regard to the proposal to separate the judicial from the executive functions of the Indian civil servants; and whether His Majesty's 939 Government, in consultation with the Government of India, have arrived at any decision on this matter?
§ Mr. BENN
My predecessor decided, in consultation with the Government of India, that any attempt to arrive at conclusions on this matter must remain in abeyance pending the results of the Statutory Commission's inquiry, for reasons which are detailed in a reply to a question put in the Council of State on 11th September, 1928, of which I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy. I see no reason to differ from this decision.
§ Major POLE
May we hope that, after the Statutory Commission has reported, this matter, which has been under consideration for about a century, will at last be dealt with?