§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India have taken any steps towards carrying into effect the recommendations of the Indian Gaols Committee; if not, whether he will inform the House as to the cause of the delay; and when action is likely to be taken?
§ Earl WINTERTON
Continuous action has been taken to give effect to recommendations of the Indian Gaols Committee 1919–20, as will he readily seen from the published annual reports of the various local Governments. If any one cause can be assigned why more of their recommendations—which were 584 in number—have not been carried into effect, it is to be found in the cost which this would have entailed during a period of financial stringency. With the bettering of the financial position further improvement in the condition of Indian Gaols is likely to be effected.