HC Deb 18 March 1935 vol 299 c801

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that disorderly scenes, directed against the President of the Burma Legislative Council a few months ago, led to the calling out of the police by the President and to the prorogation of the council by the Governor; that on the reassembly of the council similar scenes occurred, resulting in the censure of the President of the Council; that the Governor subsequently confirmed the removal of the President, although expressing disapproval of it; and whether, in view of these incidents, he will consider restoring the original rule by which the President was appointed by the Governor?


I am aware of the incidents to which my hon. Friend alludes. The suggestion conveyed in the last part of the question would entail legislation by Parliament to amend the relevant section of the Government of India Act.

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