§ MR. H. J. WILSON (Yorkshire, W. R., Holmfirth)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will lay upon the Table any Ordinances passed in the Straits Settlements, Hong Kong, or other Crown Colonies, and correspondence relating thereto, subsequent to and in continuation of the Return No. 147, of 1894, Contagious Diseases Ordinances, Colonies.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) I have to refer the hon. Member to Cd. 9523, which was presented to Parliament in 1899 and contained correspondence in continuation of the Return mentioned by him. Ordinances which have come into operation subsequent to the date of the 1899 Blue-book, and correspondence connected therewith, will now be laid before Parliament.
§ MR. H. J. WILSON
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will lay upon the Table a Report as to the working and results of the Gibraltar Ordinance published in Cd. 618 of 1901, so far as it relates to venereal diseases, and include therein information as to how the chief of police obtains evidence that persons are suffering from such diseases before summoning them to attend at the Colonial Hospital under Section.9; and whether, in practice the Ordinance leads to the periodical, and indirectly compulsory, examination of prostitutes.
612 (Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The Governor of Gibraltar will be asked for information on the points referred to by the hon. Member.