HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 c865

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the approaching termination of the appointment of the present Governor of Hong-Kong and the Imperial importance of the colony in its relation to China, will he consider the expediency of appointing a governor of wide experience to succeed the present officer administering the colony.


Sir H. Blake's appointment does not expire till November, 1904. It is always my desire in recommending the appointment of a Governor for any colony to endeavour to secure the services of a gentleman of experience.