HC Deb 12 December 1927 vol 211 c1859W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether any instructions have been issued under Section 45 of the Government of India Act to local governments that no revenue tax, cess, or fees shall after 31st March, 1929, be levied or continued to be levied on land held in private ownership, except under and in accordance with laws duly enacted by local legislatures, and that the local governments take immediate steps to introduce Bills to this end in the local legislatures and ensure that legislation is complete in all its stages before the year 1929–30?


The answer is in the negative. A copy of recent questions and answers in the Indian Legislative Assembly regarding the action taken on the recommedations of the Joint Select Committee of 1919 relating to land revenue settlement and land assessments is being sent to the hon. Member.