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Ceylon (Children, Domestic Service)

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a Report has yet been received from the Governor of Ceylon regarding cases of Ceylonese parents selling their children for domestic service and the alleged cruelty and ill-treatment to which these children are subjected; and, if so, whether he will cause it to be published?

A despatch on the subject was received in August last. I doubt whether it is necessary to issue it as a Parliamentary Paper; but a copy will be immediately placed in the Library of this House.