§ 11. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether all Geman missionaries in India have now been interned or repatriated; and, if not, how many still remain and under what conditions do they remain?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
More than two years ago the great body of missionaries of enemy nationalities were repatriated from India. About fifty men were granted exemption on account of age, infirmity, long residence in the country and the like, and they are no doubt still in India. A larger number of women, mostly nuns, were also for similar special reasons allowed to remain in India. For some of these persons residence in particular places, such as monasteries and convents, has been appointed. In other cases special restrictions of the kind have not, I understand, been thought necessary and have not been imposed.
§ Colonel YATE
Was the right hon. Gentleman's attention called to an article in the Indian papers stating that it has been ascertained that amongst the worst slanderers of the English are—
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The hon. and gallant Member must give notice of that. The right hon. Gentleman cannot be expected to know the contents of all the Indian papers.