HC Deb 22 December 1954 vol 535 c294W
88. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many monetary awards have been given to surrendered terrorists in Malaya for having killed their colleagues before surrendering; and the average amount paid in those cases.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Forty-one rewards of this kind were paid between the 1st January, 1952, and the 31st October, 1954. No figures are available before the earlier of those dates. Since the records of such awards paid to surrendered terrorists are not kept separately from those paid to ordinary loyal citizens, or from awards paid for capture or information, it would be difficult to establish accurately the figure asked for in the second part of the Question.