HC Deb 30 May 1951 vol 488 c195
8. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Indonesia regarding the security of British properties in that country.

Mr. H. Morrison

His Majesty's Ambassador at Djakarta is in constant touch with the Indonesian Government and with the local representatives of the British plantation companies regarding security on the estates. He reports that, although the state of internal security is still far from satisfactory, this is not due to lack of effort on the part of the Government. I am satisfied that this is, in fact, the case and that the Indonesian Government have taken and are continuing to take such measures as are within their power to break up the armed gangs which have been terrorising certain districts.