Oral Answers to Questions — Treatment of Children, Hong Kong.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the records of the Colonial Office show that mui tsai of Hong Kong, of quite tender years, are frequently compelled to labour over 12 hours a day, and that cases have been established in the open court where these children have been forced to work up to as long as 18 and 20 hours in one day?