HC Deb 08 February 1932 vol 261 c509W

asked the Secretary of State for India what steps are being taken, if any, to deal with the continual misrepresentation of facts which is indulged in by certain sections of the native Press in India


Powers to deal with the Press are contained in the Press Act and the Emergency Powers Ordinance. At the same time, local governments are making every effort through their publicity departments to secure the prompt correction of false rumours and reports and to present a true explanation of Government's policy. Particular emphasis is being laid on the determination of His Majesty's Government and the Government of India to proceed as rapidly as possible with the scheme of constitutional advance, and to protect the public in the pursuit of their lawful avocations.