HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c1900
68. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Defence how far agreement was reached at the meeting of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers regarding the stationing of Australian and New Zealand Forces in Malaya.

The Minister of Defence (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I am unable at present to add anything to the communiqué on regional defence discussions which was issued yesterday at the end of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference.

Mr. Thomson

Can the Minister give an assurance that in any arrangements reached, the full consent of the people of Malaya themselves will be obtained?