HC Deb 14 May 1952 vol 500 c1428
42. Mr. Walter Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the quantity and value of all commodities, goods, chattels, &c., removed by Japanese occupying forces in Malaya.

Mr. Lyttelton

I am awaiting reports from the Malayan Governments and will write to my hon. Friend when they have reached me.

Mr. Fletcher

In view of the fact that a great many claims—including those of a number of people who were killed and whose families are now very badly off—are affected by this matter, will the right hon. Gentleman urge that this reply be received as soon as possible?

Mr. Lyttelton

I will do my best.