HC Deb 25 January 1954 vol 522 cc1433-4
11. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement regarding the supply of arms to Burma ordered in 1949 under the arrangements made by the 1947 Anglo-Burmese Treaty.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Yes, Sir. All military equipment for which firm orders were placed by the Burmese Government in 1949 has now been delivered.

Mr. Donnelly

In those circumstances, how does the right hon. and learned Gentleman reconcile his statement with the statement made by the Burmese Minister of Defence, which is given in Chester Wilmot's last despatch in the "Observer" of 10th January, in which he said that only a quarter of the arms ordered in 1949 had yet been delivered?

Mr. Lloyd

I adhere to the accuracy of the answer I have given.