HC Deb 23 August 1945 vol 413 cc775-6
35. Mr. Sloan

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will take steps to release Sibnath Banerji, member of the Legislative Assembly of Bengal, to enable him to attend the session of the I.L.O. in Europe as an adviser delegate, to which position he has been elected by the All-India T.U.C.

Mr. A. Henderson

I am making inquiries into this matter.

36. Mr. Sloan

asked the. Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will make a statement about the release of political prisoners and the withdrawal of the prohibitory orders in respect of political organisations, the right of assembly and of the movements of persons within British India.

Mr. A. Henderson

These matters are under consideration by my Noble Friend and I regret that I am not at present in a position to make a statement on them.

Mr. Sloan

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that he is going to have a busy time making these inquiries?