HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1879-80
33. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governor of Hong Kong is now in a position to forward information to him concerning the Hong Kong Government's attitude towards the majority and minority reports of the Mui-Tsai Commission; and when a final decision may be expected?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I have not yet received final recommendations from the Governor of Hong Kong, but I understand that agreement on the measures which are regarded as desirable and practicable in the circumstances may soon be reached locally, and that a report may shortly be expected.

Miss Ward

Has my right hon. Friend any information as to whether those recommendations will be based on the minority report?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

None whatever, yet.

Viscountess Astor

Does my right hon. Friend realise that we are most anxious to have the report and legislation passed while he is Colonial Secretary?