HC Deb 15 December 1954 vol 535 c1754
4. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he proposes to take to enable the new Legislative Council of Malaya to have sufficient funds to meet the costs of educational, social and economic progress, in view of the heavy cost to them of the jungle war.

Mr. Hopkinson

This is, of course, primarily the responsibility of the Federation Government. Her Majesty's Government are willing, as they always have been, to give the Federation all the assistance that may be shown to be necessary for the prosecution of the emergency and of her plans for social and economic development.

Mr. Awbery

Can the Minister tell the House the total annual burden falling upon this country and upon Malaya as a result of this emergency?

Mr. Hopkinson

I should require to have notice of that Question.