HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc1061-2
40. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why he has not replied to the representations made to him by the War Prisoners (Singapore) Association; and what action he proposes to take regarding the claims made by this organisation.

Mr. Creech Jones

I regret that no reply has been made to this Association, and I am doing all possible to expedite this matter. I am in communication with the Governor of Singapore on the subject.

Mr. Gammans

Cannot the right hon. Gentleman get this fixed up quickly? Would he not agree that it is most unsatisfactory that this grievance should go on for well over 18 months?

Mr. Creech Jones

I appreciate that it is extremely unsatisfactory that no reply has been given to this Association until now.

Major Beamish

What is the nature of these grievances?

Mr. Creech Jones

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put that question on the Order Paper.