HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c453W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what provision the Government proposes to make for compensation for war damage to property in Malaya?

Mr. George Hall

There is no legislation in force in Malaya on the lines of the United Kingdom War Damage Act, and it would be clearly impracticable to introduce it in the present situation. I can only say that my hon. Friend's Question touches upon a most complex problem which is receiving earnest consideration.