HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 cc1382-3W

asked the Secretary of State for India what were the credentials of the Islamic Deputation to this country and by whom was Mr. Kidwai selected; what was the cost of the hospitality afforded to this Deputation by His Majesty's Government; what subsidies they received; and whether the amount paid was that demanded?


The gentleman referred to came to this country under the auspices of the Government of India, and as representing the Moslems of India, to place before His Majesty's Government the views of their community on the Treaty of Sevres. When the Deputation was first received by me, Mr. Kidwai was introduced by His Highness the Aga Khan as one of its members. In accordance with the recommendation of the Government of India the expenses of the delegation will be met from Indian revenues. I cannot at present state the precise amount involved. The statements submitted by the members of the delega- tion have been referred to the Government of India for examination and settlement in India as far as possible.

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