HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2841-2W
Sir H. Croft

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India, whether he can give an assurance that the pledges given during the passage of the Government of India Bill that no pressure will be brought upon any Prince or Ruler of Native States to enter Federation have been, and will be, honoured, and that no attempt will be made to prevent free choice of action by the use of any influence on the part of the Government of India?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

I can certainly give the hon. and gallant Member this assurance. The policy of His Majesty's Government remains as stated by my late Noble Friend in reply to my hon. Friend, the Member for Woodbridge (Mr. Ross Taylor) on 6th December, 1937.