§ 5 and 6. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the Secretary of State for India (1) on what grounds notices were recently served on persons living in the district of Contai, in Midnapur, that they were to present themselves on the route of march to welcome soldiers of the Royal Garhwali Regiment and to salute the British flag; and whether force was applied to compel persons to leave their homes and to carry out this order;
(2) whether he will state the number of civilians apprehended for failing to carry out orders to attend military parades; and whether he will state under what statutory authority civilians in India are required to leave their homes and employment to attend parades and military ceremonies?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I have asked for the information desired by the hon. Member, 779 and, if he will repeat his questions next week, I hope to be able to give him a full reply.