HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 cc1775-6
59. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India how many political prisoners now remain in detention without charge; and how many have been released in the North West Frontier Province.

The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)

The number of the persons detained in connection with Congress activities on 1st April last was 1,252. The 21 persons still remaining in detention in the North-West Frontier Province on 1st March had all been released by 1st April.

Mr. Sorensen

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication at this point whether the remaining prisoners will follow their friends who are already out of gaol?

Mr. Amery

If the hon. Member will restrain his curiosity just a little longer, he may perhaps, in the words of solicitors' notices, hear of something to his advantage.