HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 c244W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the fact that under the new Government of India Act the Government of India can at any time recommend a further transfer of subjects to any province, it is proposed, for the information and guidance of the new Legislative Council and the public generally, to lay down in the rules to be made in the new Government of India Act definite principles governing the revision of the list of transferred subjects from time to time within 10 years?


I would refer the hon. Member to the recommendation made by the Joint Select Committee, in the first sentence of their remarks on Clause 41 of the Government of India Bill. The formulation of principles such as he suggests would be inconsistent with that recommendation.

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