HC Deb 12 May 1930 vol 238 c1453W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has yet any information as to the conditions under which M. K. Gandhi is detained; and, in particular, whether his wife can attend on him and be with him in his detention?


The Bombay Government have reported to me that Mr. Gandhi is occupying the same quarters as those he had during his imprisonment in 1922. He has the necessary furniture, and his rooms are provided with electric light and with wide verandahs and a small garden in front. He has complete liberty to take what exercise he desires. He sleeps in the open and is not closely confined. He is being supplied with his usual diet and is in receipt of an allowance. The question of his wife's being allowed to be with him has not arisen: so far as I am aware there is no precedent for such an arrangement.

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