HC Deb 09 March 1936 vol 309 c1775

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the Legislative Assembly demanding the repeal of the Criminal Law Amendment Act; and whether, in view of the repeated expressions of opinion of the Indian Legislative Assembly against this enactment, he will take steps to suspend its operation forthwith?


I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the discussion in the Legislative Assembly on the Bill introduced by Mr. B. Das to repeal the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. This Bill was rejected by the Assembly on 13th February, the President giving his casting vote against it.

10. Mr. JAGGER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the fact that the Criminal Law Amendment Act was passed by the Governor-General by certification, after twice being rejected by the Indian Legislative Assembly, and a motion for its repeal since being passed by the Assembly, he will take steps under the provisions of the Government of India Act to ensure the disallowance of this Measure by His Majesty in Council?


No, Sir.