65. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, with reference to the closing of maisons tolerées in Hong Kong, the fact that no houses have been closed on the complaints of three householders, as allowed for in the Regulations, may be taken to mean that no complaints were received?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
The 214 Governor's report made no statement on this point. I will refer the question to him.
66. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any new maisons tolerées have been opened in Hong Kong between 1914 and September, 1923; and, if so, whether they were included in the total of 296 such houses reported by the Governor of Hong Kong?
§ Mr. THOMAS
As has already been stated, the total number of registered brothels in 1923 was 296, but I am not aware of the dates at which any of them were opened.