29. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he proposes to take in order to bring areas in Malaya now occupied by Chinese squatters under proper administration.
Mr. Creech Jones
I informed the House on 23rd February that a Committee appointed by the High Commissioner has recently submitted proposals for absorbing into the social and economic life of the country groups of squatters who are law-abiding and wish to make their homes in Malaya. The Committee's report, which includes recommendations for bringing the squatter areas under proper administration, is now receiving the urgent attention of the State Governments.