HC Deb 13 March 1922 vol 151 c1799W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the Bengal Legislative Council recommending the Government to withdraw the notifications under the Seditious Meetings Act, the Criminal Law Amendment Act, and other measures, and the immediate release of all prisoners convicted and sentenced under those provisions; and what steps are being taken by the Bengal Government to enforce its authority and maintain law and order?


My attention has been called to the resolution. There has been no indication that the Bengal Government have acted upon it. They are, therefore, in possession of all the authority given them by the ordinary law and the two special acts mentioned, and there is no reason to suppose that the powers are not being exercised.