HC Deb 26 July 1962 vol 663 cc194-5W
Mr. Thornton

asked the Secretary of State for Colonies what percentage of total imports into Hong Kong of non-electrical machinery and electrical machinery were from the United Kingdom in each of the years from 1955 to 1961.

Mr. Sandys

Imports of non-electrical and electrical machinery from the United Kingdom into Hong Kong, expressed as a percentage of the total imports of these items into the Colony, were as follows:

populations of North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei, respectively, have declared their support for the Malaysia proposals; and what proportions have indicated their opposition.

Mr. Sandys

No precise statistics are available but I hope to make a general statement on this matter shortly.

Mr. Oram

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will publish the Report of the Cobbold Commission of Inquiry before any announcement is made of Government policy on the proposal for a federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei.

Mr. Clive Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he proposes to publish the Cobbold Commission's Report on Greater Malaysia.

Mr. Sandys

The Commission's Report was addressed jointly to the British and Malayan Governments. The question of its publication will be decided in the course of the talks now proceeding between the two Governments in London.

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