§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the British Administrator of Nabha has refused the request made by Pandit Motilal Nehru to allow two members of the legislative assembly to visit the Nabha camp gaols to ascertain the facts about the alleged ill-treatment of Akalis imprisoned there; and whether he will give instructions for this request to be granted?
§ Earl WINTERTON
I am aware that some requests of this kind have been refused, though I cannot on my present-information identify the particular case referred to by the hon. Member. The Secretary of State sees no reason to interfere with the discretion of the local authorities in the matter.