HC Deb 15 May 1890 vol 344 c951
MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the points of the Hong Kong Contagious Diseases Ordinance, 1889, it is proposed to alter by the new Ordinance directed by the Secretary of State?


The alterations in the Ordinance directed by the Secretary of State are so numerous, both as to form and as to the details, that the Ordinance will be repealed, and a new one enacted. It would be difficult to set forth in an answer all the numerous amendments; but their general effect will be to bring the Hong Kong law into agreement with the Ordinance No. 14 of 1888 of the Straits Settlements, which is printed at page 55 of the Parliamentary Paper H.C. 59 of 1889.

MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will grant a Return of Copies of further Correspondence, or extracts therefrom, relating to the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Ordinances and Regulations in the Crown Colonies; and whether he will include therein the Hong Kong Ordinance of 1889, and the amending Ordinance if passed, and also Papers relating to the attempt on the part of the Municipalities of Singapore and Penang to re-introduce the system repealed under cover of a general health clause in the Straits Settlements Municipal Ordinance?


Papers will be presented shortly as a further Supplementary Return to the Address for Correspondence moved by the hon. Member in 1887. As I have stated in the House on former occasions, the Hong Kong Amending Ordinance has not yet been passed.