§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, What is the present position of affairs in Burmah; if the submission of the country is complete, and now accessible to British commercial enterprize; and, it the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and other troops, who have taken part in the operations under Sir Frederick Roberts, will receive batta allowances?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The submission of Upper Burmah is at present complete, and the country is accessible to British commercial enterprize; but as several of the principal dacoit leaders have not been captured disturbances may be renewed in some places in the rainy season. No recommendation for batta allowances has been made by the Government of India, with whom the initiative rests.