HC Deb 21 March 1895 vol 31 c1535

A Petition, presented by Mr. HENNIKER HEATON, from Hong Kong, was, on motion made, read by the Clerk at the Table. The Petition, signed by leading bankers, merchants, and citizens of Hong Kong, prayed for a measure of representative government. The Clerk read the Petition at the Table. It set forth their local grievances, and asked for the people the right of controlling the local expenditure, of the country where Imperial considerations are not involved; and for the privilege of electing a majority of the members of the Legislative Council, subject to the supreme authority of the Imperial Parliament, and also to the Governor's veto.

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