§ Mr. SPOOR
asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the resolution passed by the Indian National Congress at Amritsar in December last, calling upon the Government to allow Mr. B. G. Horniman, who was deported from Bombay without charge or trial in April last, to return to India; and whether he will lay upon the Table of the House copies of this and all other similar resolutions of public meetings and public bodies and associations in India which have been passed regarding the deportation of Mr. Horniman?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I have seen the resolution passed by the Congress. These resolutions can be found in the Indian newspapers.
§ Mr. LUNN
asked the Secretary of State for India if he will state whether the order recently passed by the Government of Bombay, cancelling all Orders under the Defence of India Act affecting the entry of persons into India, was confined to British-Indian subjects only; why it was not extended to British-born European subjects of His Majesty; and whether, in view of his statement on 23rd May, 1919, in this House regarding the deportation of Mr. Horniman, that racial discriminations could not be made in such a matter of deportation, it is desirable that racial discriminations should be made when an amnesty Is being granted?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I am not aware that any British-Indian was prevented by the Government of Bombay under the Defence of India Act from entering India.