Treatment of Children, Hong Kong.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1922.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governor and the Chief Justice of Hong Kong repeatedly declared during 1880 and 1882 that the system of so-called adoption in Hong Kong was, in fact, slavery; and whether, as a result of these representations, Lord Kimberley gave instructions for the holding of an inquiry and for the submission to him of a Report upon the whole question; whether these instructions were carried out; and, if not, will he say why not?