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Hong Kong (Stanley Camp)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that private reports received regarding the Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, indicate unsatisfactory conditions in regard to overcrowding, rations, shortage of drugs and instruments, books, bedding and clothing; and whether he will state the date of the latest report he has on the camp and the conditions as shown in it?

I am aware that very disquieting reports have been received in the past about conditions at Stanley Camp, Hong Kong. Nevertheless, according to the most recent report of the delegate at Hong Kong of the International Red Cross Committee, which is dated 25th January, the conditions in this camp showed steady improvement.

Have further reports been received from the Red Cross authorities? Are they sent regularly?

I have no doubt that we shall receive further reports. The International Red Cross makes periodical visits to the camp.