HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c182W
19. Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the roads and bridges in Malaya are being repaired; and whether full use is being made of prisoners of war for this purpose.

Mr. George Hall

The repair of roads and bridges had already made considerable progress under the Military Administration. This work is being continued by the Civil Administration. Most of the available Japanese prisoners of war are employed on food production, which must have first priority. A certain number are, however, employed on railway reconstruction.

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