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INDIAN COTTON DUTIES - 1917

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[INDIAN COTTON DUTIES, 1917]

Autograph Telegram Form Signed (“Edmund Talbot”), an official Government Despatch, on a printed form filled in at the head stating that “I Certify that this Telegram is sent on the business of the Government”, informing the Private Secretary at GHQ in France that “I have issued three line whip for Wednesday next for division on Indian cotton duties which will be of vital importance to the Government.”

1 page folio, n.p. [but London], 9 March 1917.

The three line whip was evidently considered necessary for what was at the time a highly contentious issue.

By March 1917, India was in a position to make a very welcome £100million contribution to the war effort, but this contribution was dependent on India’s ability to raise further revenue. Part of this revenue was to come from an increase in cotton duties. The proposal was met with vehement protests from Lancashire mill owners, and a group of Lancashire MPs met with Lloyd George shortly before the vote, but to no avail.

Asquith eventually proposed an amendment to the bill, that the increase be reviewed after the war, an amendment which was accepted by Lloyd George.

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