§ 27. Mr. Heppell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reason he has been given by the Indian Government for the cancellation of elections in Kashmir. 
§ Mr. Hanley
My right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed the situation in the State of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Foreign Minister on 21 November. Under the Indian constitution, responsibility for decisions relating to the conduct of elections rests with the independent Indian Election Commission.