§ 53. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the financial burden borne by the Federation of Malaya directly due to the present emergency, what further financial assistance from the United Kingdom to the Federation is being considered; to what extent the financial strain has curtailed expenditure on the social services; and if he will make a statement on the present situation in Malaya.
§ Mr. Hopkinson
No further special grants towards the cost of the emergency are at present contemplated. So far, the burden of the emergency has not seriously curtailed expenditure on social 43W services. There has been no recent development in the emergency sufficiently important to call for a statement to the House; but the hon. Member may care to read the High Commissioner's budget address last month to the Federal Legislative Council, a copy of which I am placing in the Library.