§ Mr. Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is satisfied with the present rate of recruitment for junior European police officers for the Malayan Police; and to what extent vacancies have not been filled.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
Yes. All Malayan requests for officers of this kind have been met in full except the most recent one, which was received at the end of August. 205W It asked for 191 officers, and 116 have already been appointed. Of the 75 outstanding vacancies, 14 have already been offered to selected candidates and recruitment for the remainder is going on as rapidly as possible.