§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is true, as stated in an American paper, that—The presence of our soldiers in Burmah is made the reason for the licensing and regulating of vice, under the charge of high officials?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
(who replied) said: The Secretary of State does not concur in the expression of opinion extracted from the American paper. Certain sanitary arrangements were made; but that does not constitute a licensing and regulation of vice.
§ MR. ATKINSON
said, he did not put it as a matter of opinion, but as a fact. He would put the Question again in plainer words next Monday.