HC Deb 15 May 1939 vol 347 cc957-8
1. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India particulars that have been supplied to him of the number of British Europeans that have been killed and/or injured, in any communal riots in British India during the previous three years?

The Under-Secretary of State for India (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)

I have not heard of any British European having been killed or injured in any communal riot in British India between 1st April, 1936, and 1st April, 1939.

Mr. Day

Am I to understand that under the Government of India Act the question of law and order is now solely a matter for the provincial governments?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

That is so.

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