HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 cc920-1W
Major POLE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, following the result of the official inquiry granted in consequence of the Bardoli agitation, it is proposed to take any steps in implementing the recommendation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee, made 10 years ago, that the process of revising land revenue assessment ought to be brought under closer regulation by statute?


Legislation in accordance with the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee has now been passed in three Provinces, the United Provinces, the Central Provinces and the Punjab. A Bill in accordance with those recommendations was prepared by the Government of Bombay in 1928, but a resolution was carried in the Legislative Council recommending the withdrawal of the Bill and the drafting of a fresh one in consultation with non-official members of the Council. The question of preparing a revised Bill is now under the consideration of the Government of Bombay.

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