§ Sir R. CLOUGH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India has received any information showing that the Gandhi agitation has been popularised with the promise that no taxes need be paid under Gandhi's rule; and, if so, what steps have been taken to deal with this propaganda?452W
§ Earl WINTERTON
The refusal to pay revenue has throughout been a leading feature in the programme of mass civil disobedience advocated by the non-co-operators, and some adherents of the doctrine have certainly held out hopes that the attainment of Swaraj would bring freedom from taxation. The most effective steps to show that these teachings are illusory have been the measures taken in those areas where land revenue was being withheld to enforce payment. The latest reports show that in all of them revenue collections are now better than usual.