§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is true that arrangements are made in Burmah, with a view of protecting the health of soldiers, by 882 which prostitution is regulated; if he would inquire whether such regulations may not act as a temptation to vice to young soldiers; and, if he would state by what department such regulations are instituted and maintained?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
Full information respecting the arrangements referred to was laid before Parliament in a Return moved for by the hon. Member for Shoreditch. The regulations are instituted and maintained by the Governor General and the Governors in Council under the authority of the Indian Law. The Secretary of State has no reason to believe that the regulations are such as to act as a temptation to vice; but, out of regard to the wishes of the hon. Member, he has referred the question to the Government of India for report.