HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c35W
86. Mr. G. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for War when the War Graves Commission will assume responsibility for the graves of soldiers killed in Malaya.

Mr. Head

Under their charter the Imperial War Graves Commission are responsible to all the Commonwealth Governments for the care of the graves of members of their Forces who died in the 1914–18 and 1939–45 wars, and Her Majesty's Government do not at the present time propose to ask the Commission to undertake the maintenance of the graves of Service men dying in Malaya, responsibility for which rests with the Service authorities.