Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now aware that on 24th October Captain Alexander Henderson Chalmers, senior boarding officer in the master attendant's office, Singapore, was fined 50 dollars by one of His British Majesty's magistrates at Singapore, namely, Mr. A. de Mello, for assaulting Mr. A. W. Gooneratne, a Ceylon man, who is chief clerk at the Siamese Consulate, Singapore; and whether the Colonial Office has taken any action with regard to the matter?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and the answer to the second part in the negative. I informed my hon. Friend privately a week ago of the facts of this trivial matter.