HC Deb 19 February 1958 vol 582 c154W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies for what purpose a barracks is being built at Tawao on the Indonesian-Borneo border; and to what extent the people of British Borneo are being consulted about any future plans for military or air facilities to be made available to United Kingdom Armed Forces.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The hon. Member is presumably referring to three blocks of married quarters to accommodate 44 police other ranks stationed at Tawao. These form part of the general programme of rehousing for the North Borneo Police.

As regards the second part of the Question, the people of the area have been consulted by the Administration about a suggestion for the occasional use of an area in North Borneo for military training purposes and have welcomed it.