HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 c1513

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can state if it is the intention of the Government of India to revive the Indian Navy Bill of 1929; and whether provision will be made in the Bill for adequate control by the Indian Legislature?


The Government of India are considering the reintroduction of the Indian Navy Bill in the Indian Legislature. The Bill would provide for the discipline of the Force; and the question of giving the Indian Legislature any measure of control over the use of the Force would not therefore arise out of the substance of the Bill. That question is under separate consideration, as is shown in paragraph 5 of Head E of the Reports of the Third Session of the Indian Round Table Conference.

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