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Communal Electorates

Volume 415: debated on Monday 12 November 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he will state the number of the respective communal electorates for the forthcoming elections; the number of men and women, respectively; approximately the number, or percentage, of electorate that are illiterate; and the number who are in the fighting services.

I regret that as the electoral rolls are under revision, the figures in respect to the first two parts of the Question are not available. I am informed that even when the rolls are revised it will not be possible to supply the information asked for in the third and fourth parts of my hon. Friend's Question.