HC Deb 23 February 1938 vol 332 cc343-4
31. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the tonnage and value of iron ore exported from Malaya in 1936 and 1937, and its principal destinations?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

The total exports from the Malay States in 1936 were 1,610,000 tons valued at £736,000, and in the first 11 months of 1937 they were 1,450,000 tons valued at £786,000. The mines are under Japanese control and virtually all the exports go to Japan.