§ The SECRETARY of STATE For the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
Under the law of Hong Kong no woman or girl of any age can be held as a mui-tsai against her will. I understand that the Hong Kong Government are at present giving consideration to the desirability, from the point of view of the mui-tsai, of fixing a maximum age limit at which a girl who is employed as a mui-tsai will automatically cease to be a mui-tsai.
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
I cannot accept the first premises of the hon. Member in its completeness, but I think it is fair to say that the greatest care has been exercised in Hong Kong, with great success. As regards the last supplementary question, I have already answered it.