§ 26. Mr. HACKING
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can now make a statement to the House regarding the fulfilment of that portion of the Irwin-Gandhi agreement which deals with the freedom of the Indian people to purchase British goods if they so desire?
§ Mr. BENN
I am satisfied that the terms of Clauses 6 and 7 of the agreement of the 5th March are now being generally implemented. There have admittedly been instances in which, in the view of the Government of India, the conditions of the settlement in this regard have been infringed, but as a result of action taken improvement in this respect has been effected.