34. Brigadier-General BROWN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of discontent among the ex-service civil servants in Malaya in not having their salaries put upon the same basis as the cadets in the same service; and whether, as the Government of India have adjusted the similar case of their technical officers to meet the same situation, he will take some steps, either on the lines suggested by the Bucknell Commission or otherwise, to rectify the treatment of these men by the Government of Malaya?
§ Mr. LUNN
In April a complaint on behalf of the Ex-Services Association of Malaya was addressed to my Noble Friend's predecessor in office, who decided that after this lapse of time it was impracticable to reopen an issue, which had been carefully considered and decided soon after the War, without the risk of doing an injustice to many who had been appointed in the last eight or nine years. My Noble Friend has seen no reason to take a different view.