HC Deb 03 July 1902 vol 110 cc680-1
MR. BONAR LAW (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the anxiety prevailing among those who have invested capital in the oil fields of Burma arising out of rumours in that country that representatives of the Standard Oil Company of America were seeking to obtain from the Government concessions of oil lands; and whether he can give an assurance that the Standard Oil Company will not be permitted to obtain a footing in these fields.

(Answer.) I have ascertained that the Standard Oil Company have not obtained the prospecting licence which they sought from the Indian Government.—(India Office.)