HC Deb 18 February 1942 vol 377 cc1812-3W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state the amount of Malayan land owned by rubber and tin interests; their gross profit; and the amount of Government revenue derived from this source?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

No, Sir. Full information as to the first part is not available in this country; as to the second part, it is doubtful whether full records exist either here or in Malaya. As to the third part of the Question, it is not justifiable in these circumstances to undertake the research which would be necessary to give an accurate figure of Government revenue obtained from rubber and tin.