§ 11. Sir S. HOARE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether it is proposed to transfer further provincial services under the Devolution Rules; and, if so, which services?
§ Mr. BENN
As the right hon. and gallant Member is aware, the Prime Minister undertook that inquiry would be made as regards the possibility of introducing by administrative act changes which would not necessitate amendment of the Government of India Act. No decisions have yet been taken, but, as the right hon. and gallant Member is aware, the provisions of Section 129A of the Government of India Act require that important matters coming under this head should be brought directly to the notice of Parliament.
§ Sir S. HOARE
Do I understand that, before coming to a decision, we shall have an opportunity of discussing it here?
Does the right hon. Gentleman mean that he will not avail himself of the right under Section 45A of making a transference without notice?