§ Mr. MACKINDER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the assurance given by Sir Mian Muhammad Shafi, legal member of the Council of the Governor - General of India, on 10th March, 1924, that the proposal that. an Indian of suitable rank and qualifications to be leader of the delegation representative of India at the Assembly of the League of Nations would receive the most careful consideration of the Government of India when the time for appointment comes; whether this consideration has been given; and what are the reasons why an Indian has not been appointed?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. After the most careful consideration my Noble Friend, in agreement with the Government of India, decided to appoint Lord Hardinge as leader of the Indian delegation.