HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 cc1976-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state the conclusions or recommendations of the Flood Inquiry Committee in connection with the floods of the Pegu River, Burma; whether the Pegu-Moulmein railway line has been seriously damaged; and whether the Government of India are satisfied that there is efficient supervision of the waterways concerned?


Owing to the abnormal rainfall in Burma this year, floods have occurred in many places and damage has been caused to the railways. The damage to the Pegu-Moulmein Railway was not considerable, and was quickly repaired. The Flood Inquiry Committee which has been set up by the Government of Burma has not yet, so far as I am aware, submitted its Report. One of the objects of the appointment of the Committee is, no doubt, to ascertain whether the supervision of the waterways is efficient or can be improved.