Oral Answers to Questions — Burma (Recent Events, Report).

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Secretary of State for Burma whether the Governor of Burma is likely to make a full or interim report in the near future on the political and other conditions in Burma before its occupation by the Japanese army?

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

One of the purposes of the Governor's visit to this country is to give His Majesty's Government a first-hand account of recent events in Burma, but it is not at present intended to publish any report by him.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Shall we have his report in the near future, seeing the great interest that is taken in this matter and in view of the fact that certain private reports have already been made?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

When my right hon. Friend speaks of the Governor of Burma visiting this country, does he mean that he intends to return and, if so, when?

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Is not the really important matter the expulsion of the Japanese?

Photo of Sir Samuel Storey Sir Samuel Storey , Sunderland

Will my right hon. Friend ask the B.B.C. to give the Governor of Burma facilities to talk to members of the public as he talked to Members of the House upstairs yesterday, in order to correct erroneous impressions?