HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc978-9
SIR JOHN GORST (Cambridge University)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government will direct the Governor of Hong-Kong to revise and alter, under the provisions of Section 3 of the Chinese Passengers Act, 1852, Schedule A of that Act, and in particular whether more modern drugs will be substituted for the calomel, jalap, blue pill, and Epsom salts, prescribed for the Chinese under that schedule.


The-Hong-Kong Ordinance 1. of 1889 repeals the drastic and somewhat antiquated schedule, and requires the provision of suitable medicines and medical stores to the satisfaction of the emigration officer, who by the Ordinance is empowered to take the advice of a medical expert.