§ 34. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the disquiet expressed by the Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and by other public bodies and 786 public men respecting the liquidation of Indian sterling balances, he will give an assurance that India will be free to decide its own policy in this respect in the interest of Indian welfare and not have to submit to external decisions detrimental to Indian interests.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the disquiet in regard to this matter is deep and extensive; and in view of the fear in some parts of India that these sterling balances will be liquidated, not by them but by us, can he give some assurance on the matter?