HC Deb 21 July 1949 vol 467 cc1551-2
55. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps have been taken to give practical effect to the recent decision of India, Pakistan and Ceylon, jointly with His Majesty's Government, to assist the Government of Burma.

The Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (Mr. Philip Noel-Baker)

As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs said on 27th June in reply to the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Gammans), the Government of the Union of Burma do not, at the moment, propose to avail themselves of the offer of financial assistance made to them by His Majesty's Government and the Governments of India, Pakistan and Ceylon. Burmese requirements of military equipment have been studied in Rangoon by representatives of the countries concerned, and arrangements for meeting them are, far as is possible, well in hand.

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