HC Deb 11 July 1919 vol 117 cc2152-3W
Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will give the names of the members of the various deputations from the National Congress, the Indian Moslem League, the Servants of India, the Home Rule for India League, and similar associations who have been brought to England to give evidence before the Joint Select Committee on the Government of India Bill?


My hon. and gallant Friend is in error if he thinks that deputations have been brought to this country under Government arrangements. They have come from India of their own accord to place the views which they represent before the Joint Committee during the consideration of the Government of India Bill, and I understand that some of them have applied to the Committee to give evidence. Statements have appeared in the Press in regard to these deputations; but I have no official information as to the bodies represented or the membership of the deputations which have arrived in this country.

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