HC Deb 06 December 1937 vol 330 c3
4. Mr. Ross Taylor

asked the Under- Secretary of State for India what progress is being made towards bringing into force the federal provisions of the Government of India Act?

Lord Stanley

The aim of His Majesty's Government is, and always has been, to carry into effect the clear intention of Parliament that Federation should follow Provincial Autonomy, as an integral part of a single constitutional scheme, with the least possible delay. With this object, steps were taken by the Viceroy immediately after the passing of the Act to have examined the novel problems presented by the practical application of its provisions to the diverse elements of the future Federation. These steps are being actively pursued, and every effort will be made to achieve the purpose of Parliament with the least possible delay.