Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We completed our tour of the Indian provinces by March 1930, but were unable to visit Burma during that season. While in London, we contemplated the possibility of submitting a proposal that Burma should be excluded from our terms of reference. The field to be covered in India proper was very wide, and it seemed probable that the extension of our survey to a country differing from India in many respects would give little assistance on the questions which we were already examining, while it might raise a large number of new problems and add seriously to the difficulty of finishing our task in a reasonable time. In addition, some of our number were requested to participate in the Indian Round Table Conference and were unable to leave England till 1931. But serious trouble connected with the employment of labour in Rangoon broke out in May 1930; there were clearly questions calling for examination, and it was suggested to us that it would be useful if we visited Rangoon. We therefore arranged to complete the programme originally contemplated, and the majority of us spent three weeks in Burma in October and November 1930.