HC Deb 20 February 1939 vol 344 cc37-8W
Mr. White

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information as to the cause of the recent riots in Cawnpore, and the present position?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

I would remind the hon. Member that responsibility for law and order under the new constitution rests with the Provincial Government. I have, however, obtained a telegraphic report from the Governor, of which the following is the substance:

assure him that every aspect of this question is being very carefully watched.