HC Deb 13 May 1914 vol 62 c1124W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether he can give the House any information regarding a meeting of Indian students at Caxton Hall on Friday last, at which a resolution was passed disapproving of the existence and activities of the Students' Department and calling for its abolition; will he say whether such meeting was large and representative or not; and what action, if any, the Secretary of State proposes to take in regard to this demonstration?


I am informed that the meeting referred to took place on the 8th instant, and that resolutions of the character indicated were passed. I understand that the meeting numbered about 100 persons, and that a considerable portion of those present appeared not to be in sympathy with the speeches delivered. The Secretary of State does not propose to take any action in the matter. The Students' Department is doing all it can to assist Indian students in this country