HC Deb 09 February 1938 vol 331 c1053
68. Mr. Lunn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Governments of the various parts of British Malaya to put into operation the minority report of the recent Mui Tsai Commission?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

In the Straits Settlements draft legislation is now being prepared and the Governor very rightly proposes to publish for local information full and careful explanations of the action contemplated before the legislation is introduced. As regards the Malay States the High Commissioner in his speech to the Federal Council in November urged the adoption in the Federated Malay States of a similar policy to that decided upon in the Straits Settlements.

Mr. Lunn

Are we to be made acquainted with this proposed legislation? Are we to be supplied with copies of it?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

Certainly, as soon as it is drafted.

Forward to