Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has official confirmation of the reported opinion of the Government Law Officers to the effect that it is not within the competence of the Governor-General to place on Vote subjects reserved by Statute from that Vote?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The opinion which the hon. Baronet apparently has in mind was that of the Law Officers of the Crown, to whom I referred the matter at the request of the Government of India. The opinion was in the sense indicated in the question, and I informed the Government of India accordingly.