HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 cc1423-4

asked the Secretary of State for India if he has any information as to whether the land revenue of the Alwar State was increased in the last revision of settlement; and, if so, to what extent?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I have seen a statement that the land revenue of Alwar State was increased in the last revision of the settlement but I have no precise information on the subject.

23. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will state what is the present position in respect of British intervention in the territory of Alwar?


asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can state why Captain Ibbotson, I.C.S., who was lent to Alwar State by the Government of India as revenue Minister following the Meo revolt, returned to Delhi almost immediately after going to Alwar to take over his appointment and has since remained in Delhi; and what steps the Government of India propose to take in the matter?


Captain Ibbotson was withdrawn because he did not receive the co-operation necessary to enable him to carry out his duties successfully. It has now been arranged with His Highness the Maharaja that Captain Ibbotson shall return to the State with full powers as Special Commissioner in the disturbed areas. In addition His Highness has agreed to appoint a British officer as his Prime Minister. In the meantime the restoration of law and order in the disturbed districts of the State is being carried out by the British military force which was sent for that purpose early in January.


Does the statement with regard to the officer's responsibility apply to the Maharaja, the Indian Government, or the right hon. Gentleman?


I think that it applies to the Government of India, but I should like to look into that question.

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