§ 18. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether ho is aware that a Government Bill has been brought forward in the Burma Legislative Council, called the Burma Sea Passengers Bill, whereby a tax is imposed on persons entering Burma by sea; and another Bill, called the Expulsion, of Offenders Bill, whereby any person convicted of a trivial offence can be deported from Burma; and whether he will give instructions that sanction to these Bills be refused?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The Bills referred to have been published in the Burma Gazette, and according to the procedure laid down in the Government of India Act, authentic copies of them, if passed, will be sent to the Secretary of State. My Noble Friend is not prepared to anticipate any decision on them which he may then feel called upon to take.