§ Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne
asked the Undersecretary of State for India when the proposed terms of accession to the Federation of India communicated to the Rulers of Indian States will be published and by what date Rulers have been asked to give their replies?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
The proposed terms of accession were communicated to Rulers of Indian States at the end of January and they were asked to say within six months whether they would be prepared to accede to the Federation on the terms proposed. After the Rulers' replies have been received, His Majesty's Government contemplate the publication of a White Paper on the subject.