§ 38. Mr. Piratin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons were detained in Malaya and Singapore at the latest available date; how is their time occupied; if they perform productive work; and how they are paid for their labour.
Mr. Creech Jones
One hundred and fifty-six persons were detained in Singapore on 1st May. Four thousand and thirty-nine persons were detained in the Federation of Malaya on 31st January. I will make inquiries about the other points and will write to the hon. Member.
§ Mr. Awbery
Could my right hon. Friend say how many of these were Chinese and how many were Malays?