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Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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War Damage (Compensation)


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma if he can now state the Government's policy with regard to compensation for losses in curred by commercial interests in Burma as a result of the scorched earth policy and the Japanese occupation.

This question is under the active consideration of H.M. Government, and I hope to be in a position to make a statement in the very near future.

Imphal Road


asked the Under-secretary of State for Burma whether the Imphal-Tamar-Kalewa road is being maintained in full running order pending a final decision on its future.

The road will be required for use as a line of communication for some months to come and is being maintained accordingly.

Are British troops or other personnel being employed on the maintenance of this road?

Executive Council


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma if he will give the House any information as to whether the differences between the British representatives and the Burma Patriotic Front as to the composition of the proposed new Executive Council have been over come.

There has been no change in the attitude of AFPIL towards participation in the Governor of Burma's new Executive Council.

Mr A Knight (Government Service)


asked the Under secretary of State for Burma why Mr. A. Knight, late superintendent of the Burma Secretariat, is not regarded as having been of non-Asiatic domicile at the date of his appointment to the ser vice of the Government of Burma on 21st January, 1913, for purposes of superannuation, leave and passage con cessions.

I am asking the Government of Burma for a report on Mr. Knight's position and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as it is received.