Oral Answers to Questions — Burma (Governor's Statement).

– in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Secretary of State for Burma what steps have been taken to give publicity in the United States of America and elsewhere to the statement of the Governor of Burma that the disloyal element in Burma which helped the Japanese in the recent campaign consisted only of approximately 4,000 people out of a population of 14,000,000?

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

The Governor of Burma's statement has been conveyed fully to the Press in this country and abroad, including the United States. In particular it has been telegraphed to the British Information Service in America.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

Does the right hon. Gentleman propose that the Governor of Burma should broadcast to the United States and also to this country?

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

He has broadcast to this country. I will make inquiries on the other point.