HC Deb 22 July 1946 vol 425 cc1660-1
36. Colonel Gonune-Duncan

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what steps are in contemplation to ensure that the Gurkha community resident in India secure adequate political representation in the new Constitution for that country.

Mr. A. Henderson

All such matters will be for the consideration of the Constituent Assembly and the Advisory Committee, to be set up as provided in paragraph 20 of the Cabinet Mission's Statement of 16th May.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Will the hon. and learned Gentleman make sure that emphasis is given to the needs of this particular community, who are very likely to be overlooked? They number some 2,000,000, and other communities, such as the Anglo-Indian community, who are much less numerous, get recognition already.