§ 53. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
(for Mr. MORGAN JONES) asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has yet received the report of the proceedings of the recent session of the Burma Legislative Council; whether he is aware that the members of the Burma Legislative Council who are in favour of federation with India were prevented by the president of the Burma Legislative Council either from moving their motion for federation with India as an amendment to the separationist motion or from moving the closure; that the recent session of the Burma Legislative Council was prorogued without the members in favour of federation with India having any opportunity either of moving their motion or of putting it to the vote of the council; that it was because of this position having arisen that 44 members of the council signed a statement that they were in favour of and would vote for federation with India; and whether he will now cause invitations to be sent to representatives of Burma to attend as delegates the meetings of the Joint Select Committee?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Butler)
My right hon. Friend has now received the report of the proceedings of the recent session, but has found in it nothing to lead him to modify the answer which he gave to a similar question by the hon. Member on 1st June. The situation is under consideration.