HC Deb 21 March 1927 vol 204 c13
23. Mr. W. PALING

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a state of emergency has been declared in Hong Kong and emergency regulations have been issued; and whether strikes and labour demonstrations are forbidden by these emergency regulations?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Among the regulations which the Governor has found it necessary to issue in the interests of public order and safety are regulations giving power to disperse any processions, crowds or assemblies and to proscribe any organisation which has among its aims, or is being used for the promotion of a general strike.


I suppose there is no risk of flogging for any offence under this regulation?


No, Sir.