HC Deb 27 July 1927 vol 209 c1258W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why, in view of the unanimous Report of the advisory committee on social hygiene urging that at the earliest practical date the policy should be to suppress all brothels in the Straits Settlements, approval has been given to an amendment of the law in the Federated Malay States under which a very large number of brothels are recognised by the British Government?


The Amendment to which the hon. Member refers makes no alteration in the state of the law in the Federated Malay States in so far as any recognition of brothels may be concerned. Its object was explained on the 29th June by my right hon. Friend in reply to a question by the Noble Lady the Member for Sutton (Viscountess Astor).