§ 7. Sir PATRICK FORD
asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that a Bill to set up courts for the sole purpose of administering Islamic law was recently introduced into the North-West Frontier Provincial Legislature, and was not further dealt with only because the requisite notice had not been given; and will he state what safeguard exists to prevent the passing of such a Bill by a Provincial Legislature, having regard to its effect on the general administration of justice and the interests of other communities?
§ Mr. BUTLER
I understand that my hon. Friend's inquiry relates to the North-West Frontier Province Muslim Personal Law Bill, and I would refer him to Sections 72 (D) 4, 81 and 82 of the Government of India Act.