HC Deb 08 February 1915 vol 69 c275W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether the source of the money which paid for the "Komagata Maru's" voyage has been discovered; what punishment, if any, has been inflicted on the organiser of this expedition; and what action, if any, has been taken upon the Report of the Committee appointed by the Government of India to investigate this matter?


The Report has not yet reached the Secretary of State. The organiser of the venture, Gurdit Singh, escaped after the Budge-Budge riot, and, so far as I know, has not yet been found. He is known to have charged his passengers high rates for the voyage, and I am not aware that anything has been discovered as to receipts from other quarters.