HC Deb 01 February 1940 vol 356 c1268
58. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has any further statement to make respecting the political situation in India; and whether further conversations have taken or are to take place between the Viceroy and Mr. Gandhi and other Indian leaders?

Mr. Grimston (Treasurer of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has no further statement to make. Mr. Gandhi is meeting the Governor-General on Monday next, 5th February.

Mr. Sorensen

Can the hon. Gentleman say when his right hon. Friend can make a statement with regard to these conversations or the general political situation in India?

Mr. Grimston

I am afraid I could not do that. The hon. Member will have to put down a Question about it.

Mr. R. Gibson

Can the hon. Member say whether the hon. and learned Member for East Bristol (Sir S. Cripps) has the situation well in hand now?