A commission established by Baldwin to inquire into political conditions in British India. It consisted of seven members, and was chaired jointly by John Simon and Clement Attlee. It met a hostile reception in India, and was boycotted there because it had no Indian members. It recommended giving greater autonomy to Indian provincial governments, but maintaining a veto for the Viceroy. It also rejected parliamentary government for India as a whole. The report was discussed at the Round Table Conferences, and it had some influence on the 1935 Government of India Act.
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).