HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1657-8
10. Mr. SPOOR

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Director of Public Instruction, Burma, has issued a circular under which no newspapers published in Burma or India, other than the "Times of India." the "Rangoon Gazette," and the "Rangoon Times," may be read in Government schools in Burma; if so, whether this involves the exclusion of the whole of the Native press; what are the reasons for the issue of this order; and whether he will cause instructions to be issued revoking the order and allow the same freedom as has existed hitherto in the circulation of Indian and Burmese papers in these schools?


I understand from articles in the Press that orders have been issued prohibiting the entry into schools of certain newspapers. But I have no detailed information. I will communicate the hon. Member's inquiry to the Government of Burma.