§ 20. Mr. MARLEY
asked the Secretary of State for India whether any and, if so, what resignations from the Legislative Assembly have taken place since 1st April, 1930; whether the reasons for such resignations were stated; and, if so, what were they?
§ Mr. BENN
Twenty-four elected members of the Legislative Assembly have resigned since 1st April. Two gave no reason for their resignation; 10 resigned as a protest against the passing of the Cotton Textile Industry Protection Act; eight as a protest against the action taken by Government to deal with the civil disobedience campaign; and two in order to join that campaign. Two Europeans resigned owing to absence in Europe.