HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2208-9
26. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India how many members of legislative assemblies are now subject to village or house restriction and therefore not able to attend their respective assemblies; and the approximate total number of members of legislative assemblies who cannot fulfil their duties owing to the imposition of legal penalties or restrictions.

Mr. Amery

The desired information is not available here. The hon. Member will appreciate that his Question does not apply to the persons referred to in my reply to his question on 1st February, since the Provincial Legislature in Bihar, as in five other Provinces, is not at present functioning.

Mr. Sorensen

Does not the right hon. Gentleman feel that it is undesirable that members of public bodies should be debarred from exercising their civic functions?

Mr. Amery

They debarred themselves by their own action.