HC Deb 22 September 1948 vol 456 c856
8. Mr. Emrys

Hughes asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent bombing has been conducted in Malaya; and what is the number of civilian casualties.

Mr. Creech

Jones: Air attacks have been made against terrorist headquarters, camps and sites where terrorists are known to be hiding. Special precautions are taken to ensure accuracy in these attacks and no casualties to the ordinary civilian population have been reported.

Mr. Hughes

Will the Minister bear in mind that the bombing of any country results in the civil population turning against the people who bomb, and does not he think that this is likely to endanger the lives of our people in Malaya?

Mr. Creech Jones

So far, no.