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 Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

I informed the hon. Member for Bedwellty on the 21st of February that I wished to exchange telegraphic correspondence with the Governor of Hong Kong on the subject. Unfortunately, as hon. Members are aware, a grave situation has developed in Hong Kong in connection with the strike there. The Governor's hands have been exceptionally full, and I learn that the Secretary for Chinese Affairs, who is particularly concerned with mui tsai, has been working night and day. The Governor has promised to answer my inquiries at the earliest possible moment, and in the meantime I must ask the hon. Members to allow me to defer any statement on the subject of mui tsai.