§ 68. Mr. Awbery
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the offence for which Mr. Peter Williams, former secretary of the Singapore Labour Party, has been arrested; and when his trial will take place.
§ 69. Mr. Elwyn Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when Mr. Peter Williams, former secretary of the Singapore Labour Party, is to be brought to trial; and upon what charges he is to be tried.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
Mr. P. M. Williams was detained under the Singapore Emergency Regulations because a resolution he intended to move at the General Council Meeting of the Labour Party in Singapore appeared likely to support and encourage the Communist terrorists.
Mr. Williams has now withdrawn this resolution and has given assurances that he is not in sympathy with the Malayan Communist Party and will take no action which might prejudice Government measures to suppress terrorism. He was released on 21st June.