HC Deb 27 March 1933 vol 276 c686W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the suppression of the relevant passages from the correspondence between the Governor-General and Mr. Gandhi in the official communique recently issued by the Government of India on the subject of the resumption of civil disobedience in 1932; and whether he will give instructions to have these omissions made good in a fresh communique?


The full text of the correspondence between the Viceroy and Mr. Gandhi was published in India in the Gazette of India of 16th January, 1932, and in this country in Command Paper 4014 of 1932. The communique recently issued did not profess to repeat the whole correspondence and merely quoted the relevant extracts to disprove the allegation that the Viceroy had refused to see Mr. Gandhi, see no reason for the issue of any further communique on the subject.