§ 34. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for India whether recent proposals made by representative Indians to Lord Wavell and His Majesty's Government are being sympathetically considered; and whether, in view of the consensus of Indian opinion favouring the release of the Congress leaders, any decision has yet been reached on this matter.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Does not the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that on all sides now there are constant representations regarding the release of these prisoners, and as a prelude to any further advantageous development, will not he announce at an early date that instead of letting the prisoners free by instalments, they shall all be free?
§ Mr. Gallacher
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that not only in India but in progressive circles in this country there is very strong feeling against the continued imprisonment of Congress leaders, and will he not consider releasing them all right away?
§ Mr. Silverman
What is the purpose now of these long-continued detentions at a time when the Home Secretary has released in this country a lot of people whom he held under the same powers?