HC Deb 29 January 1947 vol 432 c213W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies under what powers Mr. Anthony Brooke was forbidden to enter Sarawak and Singapore and forbidden to communicate with the Press while in Hong Kong.

Mr. Creech Jones

Mr. Brooke is excluded from Sarawak by an order made under a local law (The Sarawak Undesirable Persons Order, 1935). In the case of Singapore it was a question whether he should be granted an endorsement of his passport for that territory. The grant of this endorsement was originally made subject to a condition which was subsequently withdrawn. Mr. Brooke is now in fact in Singapore. He was at no time forbidden to communicate with the Press during his stay in Hong Kong.