§ Mr. MARDY JONES
asked the Secretary of State for India whether any preference is being given to the issue of licences for the carrying of fire-arms by Europeans in India as distinct from the Indian population?
§ Mr. BENN
The rules under the Indian Arms Act relating to the grant of licences for possessing and carrying fire-arms make 51W no distinction between Europeans and Indians. The grant of licences is within the discretion of district magistrates and commissioners of police, who exercise it with due consideration of individual cases.