§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1906, and the other statutes in force for the prevention and punishment of corruption, so far as applicable in a foreign country, are included in the laws of Great Britain which British consuls are commissioned to administer among British subjects in China; and, if so, whether he will have copies of the applicable portions of those statutes circulated by the British Legation and consulates in China?
§ Sir E. GREY
It is the custom in His Majesty's Extra-territorial Courts abroad to apply statutes of the Imperial Parliament, so far as the nature of the provisions and the circumstances of the case allow. Copies of the statutes can always be obtained by His Majesty's Legation and Consulates in China.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that people who violate the statutes do not want copies?