HC Deb 10 December 1934 vol 296 cc6-7
10. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India the number of murderous outrages and offences, terrorist and otherwise, which have occurred in British India since the date on which he last gave such returns to the latest date for which such figures are available?


I am circulating statements in continuation of those supplied to the Noble Lady on the 9th July.

Following are the statements:

TERRORIST OFFENCES in Bengal from January to July, 1934.
Murders Nil.
Attempted assassinations 2
Assaults on private persons—murderous 2
Dacoities 5
Dacoities with murder 1
Attempted dacoities 2
Robberies 1
Bomb throwing 1
Recovery of explosives 1
Thefts 2

TERRORIST OFFENCES in provinces other than Bengal from January to September, 1934.
Province. Number of offences.
Bombay 9
United Provinces 3
Bihar and Orissa 1
Assam 5

There were no terrorist offences during this period in Madras, the Punjab, Burma, the Central Provinces and the North-West Frontier Province.

11. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will state the number of terrorist conspiracies discovered in any provinces of British India; the number of persons charged in regard to each of these from the date in regard to which information relating to terrorist conspiracies was last given by him to the latest date for which figures are available?


I have asked the Government of India for this information and will communicate with the Noble Lady when I receive their reply.

Duchess of ATHOLL

Are we to understand that the India Office has no information as to terrorist conspiracy in British India later than to October last year, the figures for which the hon. Gentleman gave to the House?


The India Office is naturally in touch with the situation, but for greater accuracy it was thought wise to communicate with the Government of India so that the Noble Lady may be completely satisfied with the information given.