HC Deb 11 June 1931 vol 253 c1203
75. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any information and can state when the report on the Cawnpore riots inquiry will be published?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Wedgwood Benn)

The report has been published and a summary of it and of the local Government's Resolution appeared in the Press here and in India on 9th June. As to presentation to Parliament, I would refer to the answer which I gave on 2nd June to the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer).


May I ask whether the full report will be presented to Parliament in due course?


Yes, the report itself will be published textually. If the hon. Member refers to the evidence, I would refer him to the answer which I gave yesterday.


asked the Prime Minister when Members may expect to receive copies of the report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the Cawnpore massacres; and whether the Government will appoint a day upon which the report may be discussed?


As to the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday to the hon. and gallant Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox) by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for India. As to the second part, an opportunity for such a discussion would, of course, arise on the India Office Vote if it is put down.