HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 cc939-40
30. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India if the Government of India have taken any steps to encourage Indians, who could do so, to offer hospitality to British troops in India.

Mr. Amery

Yes, Sir. The Government of India and the Commander-in-Chief have brought to the notice of the Indian public the importance offering hospitality to British troops in India and many British troops have been so entertained. Generous hospitality has also been extended by the Princes of India.

Mr. Sorensen

Has this encouragement been extended to all kinds of Indians who do not live in the princely States, including, for instance, Mrs. Pandit?

Mr. Amery

Yes, Sir. If the hon. Member will read my answer, he will see that I have covered that point.