HC Deb 26 April 1911 vol 24 c1776

asked whether the assessment officer, secretary, and auditors censured in the report of the Singapore Municipal Inquiry Commission, or the officers who insisted upon getting illegal commissions, or the municipal commissioners who spent 520,000 dollars on the Kalang Tunnel, which should have cost only 150,000 dollars, or any of those persons, had a financial interest in the sale of the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company's property to the Government; whether any of them have been proceeded against for the irregularities disclosed in the evidence; and whether any of them are in the employment of the Government at the present time?


I am not aware whether any of the persons referred to had any pecuniary interest in the Tanjong Pajar Dock Company, and I do not understand what connection there is between the acquisition of the docks by the Government and the municipal administration of Singapore. I am not yet aware whether any legal proceedings have been taken in consequence of the report of the Commission. So far as I know, the only person connected with the municipality who is, or was, a Government servant was the president, who has now been transferred to the Federated Malay States.