HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c1168
33. Mr. Rees-Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in order to assist Malay farmers in Malaya and to stabilise their economy, he will introduce the Kedah Scheme for rural industries to other States.

Mr. Creech Jones

I am advised by the Governor of the Malayan Union that there are certain features of the Kedah Scheme which he considers could profitably be adopted in other Malay States, and he is arranging with the resident commissioners to consider details, in consultation with the Directors of Agriculture, Co-operation and Commerce and Industry.

Mr. Walter Fletcher

Will the right hon. Gentleman say how he will stabilise the economy of the Malay farmers?

Mr. Creech Jones

That question does not arise.

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