HC Deb 30 April 1923 vol 163 c947

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any progress has been made in the negotiations between the military authorities and the civil authorities at Hong Kong in regard to the exchange of military property in the centre of the town for suitable sites outside the town, so that the present land under military occupation may become available for the erection of houses, whereby the present pressure and overcrowding may be alleviated?


Negotiations are proceeding with the War Department as to the valuation of their present properties and the provision by the Colonial Government of suitable alternative sites for the military establishments. Progress has been made and it is hoped that the transfer may be effected satisfactorily with the least possible delay.