HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 cc1860-1
35. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he proposes to take on the representations made by the citizens of Penang for secession from the Federation of Malaya; and if it is proposed to appoint a Royal Commission on the subject.

Mr. Rees-Williams

My right hon. Friend has now received the petition, but awaits the comments of the High Commissioner. In the meantime I should prefer not to make any statement.