HC Deb 13 June 1956 vol 554 cc572-3
26. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the three points that Mr. David Marshall put to him on the Constitution of Singapore after the official breakdown of the London talks and before he left this country for home; and what was his reply.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Details of the three points in question, together with my comments on them, are contained in Appendix 10 to the White Paper on the Singapore Constitutional Conference which was laid before the House on Friday, 1st June.

Mr. Awbery

Does the right hon. Gentleman feel that the gap between Singapore and the Colonial Office is unbridgeable? If it is not, will he take steps now to build a bridge across it? Is he aware that there is a feeling in Singapore that the conversations should be renewed? Will he take steps to that end with the new rágime as quickly as possible?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have swept no bridge away. The bridge that we patiently built up while the delegation was here, and which nearly all the delegation wanted to cross, is still there.

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