HC Deb 07 August 1879 vol 249 cc393-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he has received a copy of a petition presented by natives of British Burmah to the Chief Commissioner of that Province, the prayer of which was that the sale of opium in Burmah might be entirely prohibited, and that an extra tax be put upon the land to make up the loss of revenue; whether he has received from the Chief Commissioner a Report of the results by an inquiry which the Chief Commissioner had instituted as to the effects of the sale of opium in Burmah; and, whether he will lay upon the Table of the House these and other documents relating to the sale of Government opium in British Burmah?


Sir, the only answer I can give to the Question of the hon. Member is that we have received no Petition on the subject.