HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 cc618-9
70. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for India if it is proposed to proceed with the setting up of a constitution for Burma simultaneously with that of India; and whether it will be included in the same Bill?

Sir VICTOR WARRENDER (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. Until the position is clearer as regards the India Bill and until the necessity for a separate constitution for Burma is known, my right hon. Friend has nothing to add to the answer that was given to the hon. Member on 5th July.

69. Captain FULLER

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will state, in consequence of the recent rebellion in Burma, how many honours have been awarded to civil and military officers, re- spectively; and if any awards have been made to the platoon officers and other ranks of the Burma regiments which were engaged in the operations?


As regards military awards for recent operations in Burma, two D.S.O.'s and five M.C.'s have already been granted and other recommendations are under consideration. It is not the practice to state specifically the grounds on which civil honours are awarded. But the Honours List published on the recent occasion of His Majesty's birthday, contained four C.I.E.'s, one C.B.E., 11 O.B.E.'s and six M.B.E.'s awarded to officers employed in Burma, and it may be taken that the majority of these decorations were bestowed for services in connection with the Burma rebellion.


Were any of the Burmese rank and file awarded any honours?


If the hon. Gentleman will read the answer, he will see that his question is replied to in the first part.


Is it not a fact that the answer makes no mention of the ranks?