§ 76. Mr. Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is his policy with regard to the demand for a wide distribution of arms to civilians in Malaya during the present troubles there.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
Large numbers of auxiliary police, including village guards, are already issued with arms and this policy is being extended. An unduly wide distribution of arms to civilians would provide the terrorists with a target which, if successfully attacked, would supply them with much needed arms and ammunition.