§ 30. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for India the number, charges and categories of prisoners arising from offences of a political nature during the past 12 months; how many are still detained or imprisoned; and how many times force has been employed in connection with disturbances?
§ The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)
I am unable to answer the hon. Member's present Question in full; but I have made a special inquiry as the result of his earlier Question, and am informed that up to 1st December the number of persons arrested in connection with the disturbances of last autumn was 60,229, of whom 39,498 were still under arrest on that date. During the same period the police were compelled to open fire on 470 occasions, and the military on 68 occasions.
§ Mr. Sorensen
How many have been killed, Indian and British respectively; and how many floggings have taken place in that period?