HC Deb 18 April 1951 vol 486 cc1806-7
11. Squadron Leader Burden

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the report on the riots in Singapore will be published.

Mr. Dugdale

The report, which will be addressed to the Governor, has not yet been presented, and I cannot at present give a date for its publication. My right hon. Friend is, however, fully aware of the desirability of publishing the report as soon as possible.

Squadron Leader Burden

Can the House have an assurance that it will be published and made available to Members at the earliest possible moment?

Mr. Dugdale

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Snow

Can my right hon. Friend say, whether, when this report is published, it will include reports made in the two years before the riots on the subject of the police, and whether these reports reached the High Commissioner in their complete form or not?

Mr. Dugdale

That is quite a different question.

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