§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Chinese have been repatriated to China from Malaya during the past year; where are they sent; and to which authorities are they handed over.
Mr. Creech Jones
Orders for the repatriation of 846 persons were made by the Federation authorities during 1948. The great majority of these persons were Chinese. Deportees are normally sent to the ports in or nearest to their province of origin, where they become the responsibility of the local authorities.