HC Deb 19 March 1934 vol 287 cc838-9
3. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India what agreement has been reached with the Maharaja of Mysore in regard to the proposed cession of the residency civil stations and British cantonments at Bangalore; and is the cession dependent on the adherence of the Maharaja to the proposed All-India federation?


I am not yet in a position to add anything to the statements which I made on 1st May last, in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox).

Duchess of ATHOLL

Are we to understand again that these negotiations with the Maharajah of Mysore are subject to the decision of Parliament in regard to the setting up of the proposed Federation?


I would not like to exclude the possibility of dealing with these cases independently, but, speaking generally, I would say that they come within the constitutional problem which the Joint Committee are considering, and to that extent the decision will be subject to the decision eventually taken by Parliament.

Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT

Has the right hon. Gentleman received a memorandum expressing the anxiety of traders and others in Bangalore?


I do not think that I have received such a memorandum, but these questions are, I know, being taken into account by the Resident in the negotiation which is now going on between him and the Maharajah.

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