HC Deb 14 May 1928 vol 217 c640
5. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received any information as to the purchase, or attempted purchase, of land by a foreign Power in the neighbourhood of Singapore naval base and wireless station: if any of the land in question is in the possession of the Sultan of Johore; and if be is considering the question of the foreign ownership of land within gunshot range of the naval station?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

A statement has come to my notice that foreign companies have made offers to His Highness the Sultan of Johore in regard to an island in the Settlement of Singapore which he holds on lease from the Colonial Government, and I am making inquiry into the matter. The further question raised by my hon. and gallant Friend will not be overlooked.