HC Deb 03 November 1902 vol 113 cc1388-9

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any arrangements have yet been made to meet the increase in building in Hong Kong by the appointment of additional inspectors; and, if so, will he say how many inspectors are now appointed.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) The Colonial Government have asked that two additional overseers may be sent out from this country to assist in performing the duties imposed upon the Public Works Department by the building ordinances. Candidates for these posts are under consideration, and it is hoped to send out two overseers at an early date.