HC Deb 06 May 1943 vol 389 cc289-90
32. Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of recent events in India, he will take the opportunity of endeavouring to bring all parties there into a negotiation with His Majesty's Government?

Mr. Amery

I regret to say that there have not been any recent developments that would hold out a prospect of such negotiations leading to any fruitful results.

Mr. Martin

While I appreciate the difficulties which beset my right hon. Friend, will he not consider whether, in view of the gravity of the issues involved, we have not now reached a time when the Government of India might take a more constructive line?

Mr. Amery

I am considering these problems all the time.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware that I have received an invitation to visit India, and if he will ensure that I get a permit to go there, I will see into things?