§ 28. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for India what reply has been given to the reprsentations made by a large number of Indian editors to Lord Wavell respecting the political situation.
§ The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)
I understand that the signatories were asked to await the Viceroy's then impending address to the Indian Legislature which was delivered on 17th February.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Has the Minister appreciated that these editors represent various schools of political thought, and that their representations should be taken into account?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Has the Minister observed reports in the Press indicating that there is a change of feeling in India due to the temporary release of Mr. Gandhi, and that indication has also been given that Mr. Gandhi is willing to meet members of the Moslem party? Is it not. possible, in these favourable circumstances, to make a new approach to a solution of the problem in India?