HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 c126
MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will lay the enactments and proclamations by which the Government of the Federated Malay States prohibit gambling in certain districts of the Federated Malay States upon the Table of this House.


The enactments and proclamations will be placed in the Library of this House as soon as received.


I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonic whether he will state the dates upon which the leases of the gambling farms in the Federated Malay States terminate, and why gambling should be forbidden in the non-mining districts and permitted in the mining districts; and whether he will state when the prohibition of gambling will be extended throughout the Federated Malay States.


The leases of different farms expire at different dates, and I cannot give any full or exact figures at present. I explained to the House on 3rd December, † in reply to the hon. Member for Renfrewshire, the position adopted by His Majesty's Government in this Question, and the reasons which have influenced them. I shall be glad to send the hon. Member a copy of that Answer if he desires it.