§ 17. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has now any information to give to the House regarding the terms for co-operation with the Government of India offered by Mr. Gandhi; and what reply has been sent by the Government of India?
§ Mr. BENN
Beyond reports in the Press of interviews and speeches of Mr. Gandhi and other Congress leaders, I have no information as to any offer of co-operation on their part. As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and other delegates of the Round Table Conference are going to discuss the position with Mr. Gandhi, and Mr. Gandhi has expressed his intention of giving full consideration to anything they may have to say.
§ Commander OLIVER LOCKER -LAMPSON
Does this co-operation include the repudiation of British debts, and is it not worth while postponing the issue of the new loan?
§ Commander LOCKER - LAMPSON
Then British credit is being used in a country where there is no law or order.