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Hong Kong

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the latest reported case of child torture resulting from mui tsai in Hong Kong; and whether the Colonial Office intends any longer to sanction this system?

I have seen a report in the Press to which I presume the hon. and gallant Member refers, and I am communicating with the Governor on the subject. As regards the action of the Government in relation to the general question of mui tsai, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given on the 24th October to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Rollox (Mr. G. Murray).