HC Deb 10 March 1948 vol 448 c1212
15. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make about the joint petition cabled from Kuching on 12th February to His Majesty the King from 16 anti-cession associations in Kuching.

Mr. Rees-Williams

I presume the hon. Member refers to the petition dated loth February, which was addressed to His Majesty the King and sent by mail, praying for the revocation of the cession of Sarawak. The petition was referred to my right hon. Friend by His Majesty's command, and the Governor of Sarawak is being asked to send a reply.

Mr. Teeling

Can the Under-Secretary state what that reply was?

Mr. Rees-Williams

The reply was that my right hon. Friend is unable to advise His Majesty that the petition be accepted.