HC Deb 29 March 1945 vol 409 c1514
16. Captain Ganunans

asked the Secretary of State for India if his discussions with Lord Wavell will include consideration of the political situation in India.

18. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for India to what extent the visit of Lord Wavell to this country indicates a reconsideration of political issues and the possibility of fresh negotiations towards a settlement; and whether the question of the release of political detainees is likely to be discussed.

Mr. Amery

As I stated in the Rouse last week, I hope to discuss all political issues, as well as many other issues, with Lord Wavell.

Captain Ganunans

Will these discussions cover such points as the early Indianisation of the Viceroy's Council?

Mr. Amery

As I have said before, they cover all points.

Mr. Sorensen

Does it also include reconsideration of the question of releasing political detainees?

Mr. Amery

Again, I say that all points are covered.

Mr. Gallacher

Will the Secretary of State not only consider the release of political leaders but also consider the representation of the political leaders at San Francisco?

Mr. Amery

My previous answer covers that, too.