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Advisory Committees

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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96.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the proceedings of the Advisory Committees, to which objections of persons detained in Malaya and Singapore require to be made, are held in secret; and whether such persons making objections may be represented by a legal adviser or other representative.

The proceedings of the Advisory Committees are held in camera for security reasons. A person making an objection may be represented, by leave of the Advisory Committee, by an advocate or agent.