Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
One of the obstacles in the way of action appears to be uncertainty as to where the responsibility lies. the Municipal Commissioner of the Rangoon Corporation took the view that. when employers did not supply housing to their work-people, it should be the duty of the provincial Government to do so. The Secretaries to the Government of Burma who gave evidence rejected this view, but they were not in entire agreement as to the extent of the Government's responsibility for housing. At the same time, Government has drafted the bill. to which reference has been made, to enable the Development Trust to undertake the construction of housing accommodation for immigrants. The proposals underlying this bill were referred to various bodies for their views at the end of 1929. The Corporation has made no representation to Government with respect, to housing, nor has it attempted to deal with the general scarcity of housing. So far as we are aware, it is not considered the idea of raising loans with the sanction of Government for the purpose. It holds the view that the question should be taken up by Government and, it necessary, it would be prepared to contribute a sum towards the expenditure on any scheme that might be devised.