§ 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, 1861 but awaits the comments of the High Commissioner. In the meantime I should prefer not to make any statement.