HC Deb 09 January 1913 vol 46 c1400W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India (1) if the Report of the Government of India and the Government of Burma upon the case of Mr. Channing Arnold, imprisoned by order of a Burmese Court, has been received; if so, what action, if any, His Majesty's Govenment propose to take in the matter; and (2) whether he is aware that Mr. Hamlyn, Mr. Channing Arnold's counsel, has now arrived in London from Burma and is awaiting instructions from his London solicitors, with a view to asking for special leave to appeal to the Privy Council against the decision of the Burmese Court committing Mr. Arnold to prison; and whether, pending the raising of a sufficient fund among Mr. Arnold's friends in India to enable him to prosecute his appeal, steps will be taken to obtain his release on bail?


The Secretary of State has received a telegraphic report, and is aware that Mr. Arnold's counsel has arrived in London. But he does not know whether an application to the Privy Council will be made or not, and until this is settled he must defer any action.