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Emigrants, Ceylon

Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has received any representations from the Government of India with reference to the proposals of the Ceylon Government making possession of a certificate of permanent settlement and renunciation of the protection of the Government of India a condition of eligibility for the franchise under the new constitution; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter with a view to the protection of the interests of Indian residents in Ceylon in accordance with the recommendations of the Donoughmore Commission?

I explained the position in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Derbyshire (Major Pole) on 24th February.