§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will give information to the House concerning 54W the conversations between the Governor-General and Mr. Gandhi and, in particular, if the questions of federation, release of political prisoners, and the appointment of civilian Governors were discussed; and whether it is now proposed to enter into negotiations with the Princes respecting possible amendments of the Government of India Act?
At the invitation of the Governor-General, Mr. Gandhi had an interview with Lord Linlithgow on r5th April. The meeting, as stated in the Press announcement, dealt with general topics. It was essentially of a private nature and I have nothing to add to the announcement. No question arises of a change in the work of preparation for Federation.