HC Deb 10 March 1947 vol 434 cc127-8W
27. Mr. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is informed concerning the increasing numbers of Dutch military forces in Malaya, as seen at the Queen Wilhelmina camp and Changi airfield; if these forces are being equipped by Britain preparatory to their being sent to Sumatra and Java; and when this support for Holland is likely to cease.

Mr. McNeil

Dutch forces in Malaya have not increased during past months, but have on the contrary been reduced. The present forces consist of certain Dutch officers and men engaged on claims, war crimes and administrative duties connected with the liquidation of the Dutch component of the former Allied Command in South-East Asia. No equipment is supplied to them by His Majesty's Government.