HC Deb 07 July 1948 vol 453 c362
30. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many workers were employed daily on work for His Majesty's Government during the first week in June at Singapore; and what was the average daily wages paid in terms of British money.

Mr. Rees-Williams

So far as my right hon. Friend is aware no significant number of workers is employed by His Majesty's Government at Singapore otherwise than under the Service Departments. I suggest that the Question should be addressed to the respective Ministers concerned.

Mr. Hughes

Has the Under-Secretary no information about the proposal to spend £3 million on runways?

Mr. Rees-Williams

None whatsoever.