HC Deb 19 November 1952 vol 507 c166W
67. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the grounds for the continued detention since January, 1951, in a concentration camp, of Mr. John Eber, the Malayan Eurasian lawyer; what are the charges laid against him; and by what legal process he was found guilty and condemned to a concentration camp.

Mr. Lyttelton

Mr. John Eber has been detained—not in a concentration camp—since January, 1951, under Singapore Government Emergency Regulation No. 20 (1,b), because of his activities in support of the Malayan Communist Party through the Singapore Anti-British League. The Advisory Committee appointed to hear objections to detention orders advised as recently as June this year that he should remain in custody.