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Detained Persons

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 23 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how the time is occupied of the 4,195 persons detained in Malaya and Singapore; whether they perform productive work; and how they are paid for their labour.

Detainees in Malaya and Singapore are allowed facilities for recreation and receiving visits. They cannot be required to perform any work apart from keeping their accommodation clean and in good order, and preparing food. The question of payment does not therefore arise.