HC Deb 31 October 1945 vol 415 cc397-8
9. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give any further information about the situation in the Dutch East Indies.

Mr. Bevin

General Christison, the Force Commander, and Mr. Dening, Chief Political Adviser to Admiral Mountbatten, have met a delegation of sixteen Indonesians, including Dr. Soekarno. It is hoped that a meeting between the Dutch Lieutenant Governor General and the Indonesian leaders may take place shortly.

Mr. Keeling

Can the right hon. Gentleman confirm the news that a British brigadier was treacherously shot during a parley?

Mr. Bevin

That arises on another Question. I will answer it later.