§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether Ganguhdar Tilak and three Native agitators have been arrested in India on a charge of Sedition?
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
Before the right hon. Gentleman answers the Question, I beg to ask him a Question of which I have given him private notice. It is whether the alleged libel for which these men have been arrested was published as far back as 15th June, and whether the prosecution has been eked out to a period when, owing to the prorogation of ParLiament—
§ *MR SPEAKER
Order, order! I think the hon. Gentleman should give notice on the Paper of such a Question.
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
I have not read the hon. Member's notice. As to the Question on the Paper, the statements which have appeared in the daily papers as to these arrests are correct.