HC Deb 07 July 1942 vol 381 cc644-5W
Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for India whether with a view to rendering unnecessary the retention in India of the British, American and other troops now there, he will make immediate approaches to the leaders of the Indian National Congress with a view of establishing a National Government in India so that the Indian people shall be inspired to organise the defence of their own country?

Mr. Amery

No, Sir. The Forces now in India are indispensable for the safety of India and for the victory of the Allied cause, and will be retained until that victory is achieved.