HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 c1991W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will grant a Return showing the areas of public lands alienated to private owners throughout the Punjab in each of the last ten years; whether he is aware that the capitalists are buying this land; and whether the policy will be held up till the province acquires some form of self-government?


The Secretary of State will ask the Government of India to supply the desired figures, if they can readily be made available, and to report whether the aggregation of these lands in the hands of capitalists is such as to make it desirable to reconsider the policy adopted in disposing of the public domain.

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