HC Deb 16 April 1946 vol 421 c419W
114. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for War the dates for the evacuation of British forces from Batavia, Bandoeng, Semarang and Surabaya, in view of the agreement now reached with the Indonesian Republican Government for the evacuation of all Japanese from Java.

Mr. Lawson:

Although agreement was reached between His Majesty's Government and the Netherlands Government in London last week on the subject of the withdrawal of British and Indian troops from Java, it would be premature to make any detailed statement at present.