§ Miss WILKINSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a young Chinese house-boy named Yeung Ping Wong was recently sentenced to six months' hard labour and 20 strokes of the birch at the Central Magistracy in Hong Kong for having in his possession two copies of a publication entitled the "Red Flag": and whether he will inquire into this sentence?
§ Mr. AMERY
I am informed that a Chinese house-boy named Yeung Ping Kwong, aged 26, was sentenced as stated for having in his possession copies of the "Red Flag" and other seditious literature, including a scheme involv- 53W ing the establishment in the Colony of Red pickets trained in street-fighting methods. The sentence was in accordance with the law and does not, I think, call for special inquiry.