HC Deb 14 May 1891 vol 353 cc704-5
MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the Note of the Chief Commissioner of Burma, in which Sir Alexander Mackenzie proposes to substitute for the House Tax on agriculturists in Upper Burma a Land Revenue Assesssment based on that prevailing in India, and offering, as regards-all so-called private lands, to give-security and permanency of tenure without waiting for a regular survey and re-settlement; also a copy of the proceedings and recommendations of the Select Committee of 1871, dealing with certain proposals for the establishment of a permanent tenure in India; and a copy of the final Order of 1883, abandoning the proposed extension of the permanent settlement?


The Note of the Chief Commissioner of Burma has not yet been received by the Secretary of State; when it arrives he will consider whether it can be presented. The proceedings and Report of the Committee of 1871 are to be found in Parliamentary Return 363 of that year. The Despatch of 1883 will be presented as an unopposed Return, if the hon. Member will move for it.