HC Deb 31 October 1956 vol 558 c1437
17. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply has been made to the memorandum submitted by the Malaya-Chinese-Indian Alliance Party for constitutional changes in Malaya.

Mr. Maclay

The memorandum was submitted not to my right hon. Friend but to the Constitutional Commission. I am not aware of any reply having been sent, or, indeed, expected.

Mr. Awbery

Will the Minister agree to implement the recommendations made by this body, namely, that the number of years served as chief of the state by the Malay Chief will be three years, instead of one year as originally suggested?

Mr. Maclay

The hon. Member will realise that this is entirely a matter for the Constitutional Commission, and we are still awaiting the Report of the Commission.

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