§ 50. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the (message of the First Commissioner of Works to Indian comrades and friends; whether it represents the policy of His Majesty's Government; and, if so, for what reason it was not issued under the authority of the Secretary of State for India?
§ 48. Mr. HANNON
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the message addressed to the people of India by the First Commissioner of Works; and whether this message represents the policy of His Majesty's Government?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)
The statement referred to was made by my right hon. Friend as a personal appeal and contains nothing inconsistent with Government policy.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
I think that that is a question which might be addressed to the Secretary of State for India. I am answering for the Prime Minister.
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Wedgwood Benn)
The statement made by the First Commissioner of Works has my entire approval, and it has made an excellent impression in India.
§ Sir WILLIAM MITCHELL-THOMSON
Shall we have the advantage of hearing the First Commissioner of Works explain it in the discussion tomorrow?
§ Mr. SKELTON
May we take it that the Indians like these expressions of the right hon. Gentleman's love more than the people of this country do?
§ Captain MACDONALD
May I ask why this question was not answered by the Minister to whom it was addressed, as the answer which I have received is quite unsatisfactory?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
I do not quite understand the reason for the hon. and gallant Member's question. I stated that I was answering the Prime Minister's questions in his unavoidable absence.