HC Deb 29 November 1920 vol 135 cc928-9

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps have yet been taken to secure the registration and inspection of purchased girls and children in Hong Kong; and whether His Majesty's Government proposes to abolish altogether the traffic in human life at present being carried on in that colony?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieut. - Colonel Amery)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 4th November to questions on the subject by the hon. Member for Poplar South and the hon. Member for Spen Valley.

Major NALL

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this answer was very unsatisfactory to those people who have information on this matter, and will he make inquiry into the allegation that slavery is carried on under British rule?

Lieut.-Colonel AMERY

I have made full inquiry. There is no slavery carried on.