§ 12. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the licence for the Grand Hotel at Hong Kong 592 is now held by a man of German nationality and the licence for the Peak Hotel by a German who has recently been naturalised, both being of military age; whether at the licensing board meeting the unofficial members all voted against the grant of the licences to these two men; whether, when these licences were refused last year, they were granted by an overriding order of the Government; what action has been taken on the present occasion; and what are the reasons inspiring official policy in this matter?
§ Lord R. CECIL
My right hon. Friend is unable to be here, and has asked me to answer this question on his behalf. I have no information as to the matters referred to in the hon. Gentleman's question, but I am telegraphing the Governor for a report.