HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1460W

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether he has yet received particulars as to the transfer of an arrack tavern to a site in Hill Street, Kandy, within a few yards of the Catholic cathedral, and virtually adjoining the Catholic girls' school; whether at the hearing of statutory objections to the transfer there were protests from eight deputations, representing Catholics, Anglicans, Wesleyans, Baptists, Buddhists, Mahomedans, Hindus, and ratepayers' associations; whether the Government agent read a pre-written reply confirming the site; and whether, in these circumstances, he will direct the Ceylon Government either to suppress the tavern or to transfer it to sonic less unsuitable site?


I have not yet received a reply to my dispatch on the subject, and I have no information with regard to the matter.