HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc1427-8
12. Mr. Gilbert Longden

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what provisions exist for training men who are serving as special constables in Malaya so as to facilitate their ultimate resettlement in civil life.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Southend, East (Mr. McAdden) on 11th July. I will also write to the hon. Member when the report for which I have asked is received.

Mr. Longden

I am afraid that I am not aware of the answer to which the right hon. Gentleman has referred. Will he not agree that this will help to recruit the best types of men for this very vital work upon which the lives of fellow countrymen depend, that is, if they can feel that steps are being taken to reinstate them in civil life later?

Mr. Griffiths

The answer which I gave previously was that I had set up a committee to study this problem and when I see their report I will communicate with the hon. Member.