§ Captain FULLER
asked the Secretary of State for India the number of murders which have been committed in Burma during the last three years and the number of convictions for this offence; the number of Burmans, Indians, and Europeans now employed in both the imperial and provincial Civil Services in Burma; and the number of municipalities which have been superseded for maladministration since 1923?
§ Sir S. HOARE
(1) I am unable to furnish separate figures showing the number of murders committed in Burma during the last three years. The following figures include persons tried and convicted for murder, attempted murder, culpable homicide and dacoity with murder in the province in 1928, 1929, 1930:787W
Year. Number of persons under trial. Number of persons convicted. Number of persons remaining under trial at end of year. 1928 … 1,439 382 228 1929 … 1,264 340 221 1930 … 1,293 346 231
(2) The following figures show approximately the numbers of Europeans, Indians and Burmans employed in the Civil Services in Burma, excluding the subordinate services:
Europeans … … … 925 Burmans … … … 680 Indians … … … 237
(3) I have asked the Government of India for information regarding the number of municipalities which have been superseded for maladministration, but have not yet received it.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for India as to the present situation in regard to the disturbances in Burma?
§ Sir S. HOARE
No events of importance have occurred during the past week. The only gang of any size still holding out is that of Myat Aung, which is being kept on the move, and which it is hoped will be accounted for shortly. No casualties among Government forces were reported. Twenty-seven under trial prisoners were released, and 593 are reported as still in custody. The increase is due to last week's figures being incomplete. The paddy market continues firm, and the price has risen slightly during the week. The collection of taxes continues to make satisfactory progress.