§ Colonel J. WARD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received a petition from the Constitutional Reform Association of Hong Kong asking for a more popular form of government for the Colony; whether he has made any reply to such petition; and what is the nature of such reply, if any?
§ Lieut.-Colonel AMERY
Yes, Sir, representations of the nature indicated have been received, and Sir Edward Stubbs, the now Governor, has been asked to give his careful consideration to the questions involved after he has had some experience of the Colony. The association has been informed accordingly.