HC Deb 26 October 1944 vol 404 c354
77. Major Procter

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangement or agreement has been made with the Government of Burma regarding the administration of civil affairs in Burma during the period of liberation.

The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Grigg)

I have agreed with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Burma that the Force Commander in Burma shall be vested with full administrative powers, and be assisted by a Civil Affairs Staff acquainted with the country and the people; and that as soon as operational conditions permit, normal civil administration under the Government of Burma will be resumed.