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Congress Party

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will state such information as he possesses with regard to the declared intention of the Congress party to set up independent civil and criminal courts, and of any attempt, successful or otherwise, to convene such courts?

There have been attempts, for instance in Gujerat in Bombay and Tipperah in Bengal, to set up arbitration courts but not with any particular success.

I cannot say. The hon. Gentleman asked me for all the information I had, and I have given him all that I have.

I have already asked the question if they have met, so will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries and find out whether they have met?

Is it contrary to law for private persons to resort to arbitration?