It was a three-member committee headed by Harcourt Butler.
India’s viceroy Irwin appointed the committee on December 16, 1927.
The main purpose of the committee was to examine the relations between the native states and the British throne.
Recommendations of Butler Commission:
The Viceroy was the representative of the Crown in the relations with states.
Paramountcy must continue to be supreme.
States in British India, accountable to an Indian legislative authority should not be handed over to an Indian government.
The committee submitted its 1929 report, which the Simon Commission subsequently endorsed.
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