§ Mr. SPENS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India when it is proposed to lay before Parliament a draft Order in Council setting up the Federal Court as provided in Part IX. of the Government of India Act, 1935; and whether it will be necessary to make any preparatory arrangements after the passage of the Order before the court can be inaugurated?
§ Mr. BUTLER
His Majesty's Government consider that it will be necessary under Section 318 (1) of the Government of India Act to set up the Federal Court shortly after the commencement of Provincial Autonomy next year. Accordingly my Noble Friend hopes to lay before Parliament during the autumn a draft Order in Council for this purpose. As regards the second part of the question, my Noble Friend has under consideration the arrangements necessary before the court can be set up.