§ Mr. Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present rice ration in Malaya; and to what extent the disturbance in Burma is likely to prevent an increase in the near future.
Mr. Creech Jones
The present rice rations are 8.2 ounces daily in Singapore and 7.6 ounces daily in the Federation of Malaya. Imports in the near future depend on the allocations made by the International Emergency Food Committee, which is now meeting in Washington. Until the allocations for the first half of next year have been made I am unable to forecast what the ration scales in Malaya will be.