§ 9. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Secretary of State for India why the fortnightly reports on the situation in India have been discontinued; and whether, in view of the great interest taken by the House in Indian affairs, he will once more issue these reports?
15. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for India for what reason there has been a cessation of the weekly communiqué hitherto issued by the Government of India; and what steps he proposes to take to keep this House and the country informed of the progress of events and the state of law and order in India?
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at the present time there is a special interest taken in the affairs of India, and in many cases reports are censored, so that only garbled reports come to this country, and would it not be advisable to have a further report?
May I take it that the right hon. Gentleman does not propose to withhold from this House any information that may be asked for?
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Is it not the case that there is no censorship of the Press in India?
14. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for India if he has received any report from the Government of India as to the state of law and order in the Bombay district?
If I put down a non-oral question will the right hon. Gentleman give the latest information that he has received?