§ Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has seen the form of service for a special day of penitence and humble prayer on 4th August issued by the Metropolitan of India; and whether, seeing that the bishop is a public servant, he proposes to take any action with regard to the bishop's statements addressed to the clergy upon democracy, female franchise, self - government or home rule in India, and the probable results of the War?
§ Mr. HERBERT FISHER
The Metropolitan of India in the exercise of his functions is by law subject to the general superintendence and revision of the Archbishop of Canterbury. I am not aware that any revisionary action is contemplated in respect of the form of service to which the hon. Member refers.