§ 13. Mr. CAMPBELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether 825 any steps, and, if so, what, have been taken to employ to any extent British subjects of Chinese origin in the Colonial Civil Service in those Colonies where Chinese form a large proportion of the population; and how many such emploés there are in the Colonial service in the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements?
§ Mr. AMERY
There are large numbers of British subjects of Chinese origin in the service of the Governments of Hong-kong, the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements, but I regret that I am not in a position to give the precise figures desired by my hon. Friend. In other Colonies the Chinese inhabitants form hut an insignificant proportion of the total population.