"For a century and a half, English institution and sentiments
have been moulding Indian political ideas. The very fact that this Bill
is before the British Parliament shows that we must seek progress at this
transitional stage in conformity with English views and English institutions.
Under these circumstances, responsible government must be our way towards
evolving in the future, some plan more suited to a congeries of great states,
such as India will become, and I believe the way will be found in something
akin to the American Federal Plan, plus the initiative and the referendum
and possibly even the recall." (Aziz; 648)
The original text can be found in Joint Select Committee on the Government
of India Bill Volume II: Minutes of Evidence ordered by the House of
Commons, printed 17 November 1919.