HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1881W
Major GLYN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the future administration of Aden has been under consideration by the Government for a period of several years; whether the Government of India are anxious to retain a form of control over Aden for political reasons; and if it is the policy of the Government to continue any form of administrative or legislative control by the Government of India over territories situated outside1 India and forming part of another Continent, containing inhabitants of a different race?


The matter has been under consideration for some time and is still under consideration. I am not aware that the Government of India hold the view indicated in the second part of the question. The matter, I need hardly say, involves many other factors besides those referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend, and His Majesty's Government and the Government of India have to endeavour to give due weight to all of them. I understand that, in any case, the matter would require legislation.