HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1608-9
20. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India how many Congress members have recently been arrested and interned, for what reason, and under what circumstances and conditions.

Mr. Amery

I have no information beyond a Press report from Bihar that five prominent members of Congress have been served with orders confining them to the limits of their home villages. It appears that following their recent activities the Provincial Government has imposed this restriction as a precautionary measure to prevent a situation which might again, as in 1942, interfere with the prosecution of the war.

Mr. Sorensen

Would the right hon. Gentleman get the particulars, and give them to the House at an early date?

Mr. Amery

I have no doubt that I shall get the particulars shortly.