Southborough Franchise Committee

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The Southborough Committee, referred to at the time as the Franchise Committee, was a one of three British committees which sat in Indian from 1918-1919, including also the Committee on Home Administration and the Feetham Function Committee.[1]

The committee was chaired by Francis Hopwood, 1st Baron Southborough, and recommended:

...a scheme of territorial constituencies, urban and rural, the latter based on the existing land revenue districts, together with communal representation for Mohammedans and Sikhs (as contemplated in the original scheme) and for Indian Christians, Europeans, and Anglo-Indians: and the representation of special interests, including commerce and industry.[2]


  1. ^ Jawaid Alam (2004). Government and politics in colonial Bihar, 1921-1937. Mittal Publications. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-81-7099-979-9. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Lajpat Rai (Lala) (1919). The political future of India. B. W. Huebsch. pp. 231–. Retrieved 31 May 2011.