HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 cc623-4
43. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the resentment felt by Indians and others in this country and in India at the prejudice and misleading information officially circulated in this country as notes to speakers; and whether he has taken or proposes to take any action in the matter in view of the need of not adding unnecessarily to misunderstanding between the peoples of this country and India?

The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)

The attention of my office has only recently been drawn to the notes in question. While I cannot accept the hon. Member's description of them as conveying a correct impression of either the substance or the tone of these notes, they contain some points of detail which may be open to criticism. I understand that they are now undergoing revision.

Mr. Sorensen

Would the right hon. Gentleman indicate what points are open to criticism? Is he aware that not merely those of a certain political persuasion but others, including the Princes of India, have been offended by some of the tendentious statements made in these notes?

Mr. Amery

I have said that some points might be open to criticism.

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