HC Deb 12 November 1917 vol 99 c55W
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?


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.