Oral Answers to Questions — Burma.

– in the House of Commons on 11th June 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Secretary of State for Burma whether all members of the Burmese Government are now meeting on Indian soil; and whether all political prisoners were removed from Burma before the Japanese occupation?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

Two Burmese Ministers, namely the Premier and the Finance Minister, are at the Headquarters of the Government of Burma in India; the others preferred to remain in Burma. As far as I am aware no prisoners, apart from interned enemy subjects who were transferred to India, were removed from Burma before the Japanese occupation.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what has happened to Mr. U Saw and others? Are they still in Burma, or co-operating with the Japanese authorities, or what?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The other Ministers preferred to remain in Burma, and I daresay that they are looking after their compatriots there.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

What about Mr. U Saw, who was interned by the British Government? Has he been left behind or been carried along with us to India?