HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc193-4W
25. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present position of Chinese detainees in Singapore; what likelihood there is now of their deportation to China; whether they are likely to be. brought to trial; and what is the number detained at the present time.

Mr. J. Griffiths

There are about 190 Chinese held on detention orders in Singapore. It is unlikely that more than a small proportion of these persons will be brought to trial. I regret that I cannot say what are the prospects of these detainees being repatriated to China.