HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2130
19. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he proposes to take on the American representations made to him to allow emigration from overcrowded Japan to British Colonies in South-East Asia.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Rees-Williams)

No such representations have been received. The settlement of Japanese in the British or British protected territories in South-East Asia which they occupied during the war would not in any case be entertained.