HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 cc1608-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the demand in Ceylon for the same measures of constitutional reform as the Government is proposing in grant to India; and whether he will take the necessary preliminary steps for introducing responsible government in Ceylon at the same time as it is introduced in India?

Colonel AMERY

Representations have been made to the Secretary of State in favour of some measure of constitutional reform in Ceylon; but until the report of the Governor on the various proposals has been received and considered, I am unable to make any statement.