HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 cc1474-5
MR. ALLISON (Cumberland, Eskdale)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether his attention has been called to the statement of the Burmah correspondent of The Times, on the 9th instant, that the recent policy of disarming the Burmese population has been a lamentable mistake; whether the policy is being still pursued; and whether any papers will be laid upon the Table of the House in reference to the subject, and the grounds on which it was adopted?


The Secretary of State for India has seen the statements alluded to in the Question. The official documents received from India do not, however, bear out the description of the policy of dis armament and its results given by The Times correspondent. The Secretary of State has no reason to think that the action of the Chief Commissioner has been mistaken, or to interfere with its continuance. The Secretary of State does not see any present necessity for laying Papers on the subject before the House; but I shall be glad to show them to the hon. Member.