HC Deb 24 July 1933 vol 280 cc2206-7
9. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that leaflets of a seditious nature are being distributed in large numbers in various vernaculars in Northern India, and that in various districts, under cover of a campaign to end untouchability, Congress agents are collecting funds for carrying on propaganda on behalf of their political programme; and what steps are being taken to deal with these activities?


I receive from time to time information of such attempts at seditious propaganda. I can assure my Noble Friend that the local authorities take appropriate steps to deal with it.

Duchess of ATHOLL

Will my hon. Friend make specific inquiries into these matters, because I think that Members, hearing the right hon. Gentleman the other day in the Debate, would hardly believe that there were matters such as this, of which I have information, going on?


My right hon. Friend is satisfied that everything that comes to his attention is attended to by the local authorities in India. If my Noble Friend will give me any specific instances, they will be attended to.