§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information relative to the anti-opium movement in Singapore and the Malay States; and, if not, whether His Majesty's Government will consent to make full inquiries with reference to this reported opium cure.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The Secretary of State has received copies of Resolutions, passed at public meetings, advocating the suppression of the opium traffic. The latter part of the hon. Member's Question presumably refers to the alleged discovery of a plant which will cure the craving for opium. The Secretary of State has no information with regard to this matter beyond the statements which have been made in the public Press.