§ 5. Captain FULLER
asked the Secretary of State for India if, before His Majesty's Government make an award on the communal question, they propose to make it a first condition that the acceptance of the award must be binding on all parties?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The hon. and gallant Member will find that the statement made by the Prime Minister on behalf of His Majesty's Government on 1st December last did not imply that such a condition would have to be fulfilled before His Majesty's Government took action in this matter. However, the importance of such an acceptance by the communities, if it were feasible to secure it, would clearly be so great that the hon. and gallant Member can rest assured that any possibility of obtaining it will not be overlooked, though it is doubtful if it could be made a condition.