§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many governmental officials and employees, other than direct Service personnel, are now employed in the administration in Malaya; and how many were required to handle the same tasks prior to 1942.
Mr. Creech Jones
The necessary information is not available in this country, and I have, therefore, asked the Governors for a report. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as I have received it. It would, however, be quite erroneous to say that the Civil Services in the Malayan Union and Singapore are handling the same tasks as before the war.