HC Deb 02 June 1954 vol 528 c77W
39. Mr. Ian Winterbottom

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies under what ordinance the people of Malaya must carry identity cards; and if their registration number is recorded in a central registry.

Mr. Lyttelton

Under Emergency Regulations Ordinances passed in both the Federation of Malaya and Singapore in 1948. Registration numbers are recorded in a central registry in Singapore and in 15 group registries in the Federation