HC Deb 11 May 1931 vol 252 c795
15. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that certain local governments in India applied to the Government of India to issue an ordinance empowering them to withhold monetary grants-in-aid in order to check seditious activities by district boards and municipalities; and for what reason this suggestion was not adopted?


I think the hon. and gallant Member has been misinformed. No ordinance with the object indicated in his question has been under consideration; nor, I understand, would an ordinance be required to secure that object.