§ Mr. A. BEVAN
asked the Secretary of State for India if he will inform the House as to the present situation in regard to the disturbances in Burma?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The following report covers the events of the past week:
The general improvement in the situation continues. The biggest success was in the Henzada District, where a party of rebels in boats was ambushed; four were killed and three captured, and it is believed that several others were drowned. Several more minor rebel leaders have been shot or have surrendered, and violent crimes show further decrease. 180 rebels were released from custody and the number remaining is now 816. Two Sepoys were slightly wounded by bamboo spikes in attacking a rebel camp. There has been no change in the agricultural situation, and the price of paddy remains fairly steady. The number of persons on relief works has fallen to about 15,000.