23. Mr. CHANCELLOR
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the evidence in the Sinhalese Report discloses many allegations of robbery by Punjabi soldiers under white commands; if he can say whether these alleged robberies have been investigated; and whether any and, if so, what amount of valuables have been restored to their owners?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Hewins)
I presume that the hon. Gentleman refers to a memorial addressed to my predecessor by a committee of Sinhalese. That memorial alleges three trifling instances of misconduct by Punjabi soldiers, but I am not aware that any of the allegations have been substantiated. If any complaints of this nature have been made for Sir John Anderson, I have no doubt that he has investigated them.