HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1131W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a board of investigation has yet been appointed to inquire into the system of mui tsai existing in Hong Kong; what is the composition of the board; and whether, in view of the fact that complaints in regard to this system mostly refer to girls who are sold into other households, women are included on the board of investigation?


I am not aware of the appointment of any such board. I am informed that a committee of Chinese ladies is being formed to assist in this particular the Po Leung Kuk, a Chinese society of high standing, which is of the greatest assistance to the Colonial Government in all matters connected with the protection of women and girls.