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India (Missionaries)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 7 July 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what steps are being taken to safeguard the position of our missionaries in India under Indian rule.

I have no reason to suppose that the position of our missionaries, or indeed of missionaries of any nationality in India, will be in need of a safeguard other than the right to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice and propagate religion, which I anticipate will be readily accorded in the new Indian constitutions.