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Malaya And Singapore (Detained Persons)

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies with what offence the 3,964 persons out of 4,076 under detention in Malaya and Singapore who have made objections to the advisory committees are to be charged; and whether their cases will be decided in a court of law.

These persons are detained under the local Emergency Regulations in the public interest, and no charge need be brought against them. The second part of the Question does not therefore arise.