HC Deb 15 June 1925 vol 185 c12

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements has submitted to him a draft Bill embodying any of the proposals of the Committee appointed to investigate the spread of venereal disease in the Straits Settlements which recommended in favour of the licensing and registration of all brothels by a Government official to be called the Controller, and the submission to a weekly medical examination of all prostitutes; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I have received from the Governor of the Straits Settlements a draft Bill which embodies the proposals of the Committee referred to by the hon. Member. The Bill has been under consideration by the Advisory Committee on Social Hygiene, and I am now awaiting their Report.