HC Deb 17 June 1925 vol 185 cc531-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a copy of the land Regulations, from which the Shanghai Municipal Council derives its power, and the local police Regulations made by the ratepayers, can be placed in the Library of the House?


Two copies of the land Regulations are being placed in the Library of the House. No copies of the local police Regulations are in the possession of the Foreign Office.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number of members of the Shanghai municipal council; to what nationality they belong, and how, when, and under what conditions these members are elected; and what is the number of the population, native and foreign, within the government of the council?


The Shanghai municipal council consists of nine members, of various nationalities. As at present constituted, there are six British members, one Japanese and two Americans, of whom one is the chairman. They are elected by the ratepayers under conditions specified in the Land Regulations. According to the census taken in October, 1920, the population of the international settlement was as follows:

Chinese 759,839
Japanese 10,215
British (including 954 Indian subjects) 6,295
American 2,264
Portuguese 1,301
Russian 1,266
French 316
German 280
Spanish 186
Danish 175
Italian 171

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