European Civilian Casualties (Publication).

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya. – in the House of Commons on 25th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the names of European civilians in Malaya, killed, wounded and missing, have not been published?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Efforts were made to obtain information about casualties to European civilians in Malaya, but as the situation developed and communications were interrupted this became increasingly difficult. A list of civilian and local Forces casualties compiled from information received from the Governor has been prepared with a view to publication and will be issued shortly. Further lists will be published as and when information is received.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

May I ask the reason why they could not be published now?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

They are being published as soon as they are complete.