§ Mr. BENNETT
asked the Secretary of State for India how many persons have been interned in India otherwise than under the ordinary law during the past four years; and how many remained in internment at the date of the latest return?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Under Bengal Regulation III. of 1818, 149 persons were interned since August, 1914 (including three previously restricted under the Immigration into India Ordinance) of whom thirty-five were released before the Armistice and twenty-five since. Under Madras Regulation II. of 1819, twelve persons were 53W interned, of whom ten were released before the Armistice and one since. Under Bombay Regulation XXV. of 1827, six persons were interned, of whom four were released before the Armistice. Under the Defence of India Act, 1915, 1,470 persons were restricted in domicile and 310 (including throe of the former category) subjected to minor restrictions. 601 were released before the Armistice and 357 since. Under the Ingress into India Ordinance, 1914, 942 persons were restricted in domicile and 2,154 placed under minor restrictions. 2,296 were released before the Armistice and 466 since. Three of the 942 were subsequently interned under Bengal Regulation III. of 1818
In addition to the above figures, two persons were restricted in domicile and twenty-three subjected to minor restrictions under the Defence of India Act in connection with recent disturbances (ten of whom have been released), and one and 9 respectively (one since released), under the Ingress into India Ordinance.
As nine persons died since 1914, I understand that the total number now subjected to ally restriction under any of these enactments is 1,257, of whom ninety-one are actually interned.