§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the mui-tsai system has now been abolished in Hong Kong?
§ Mr. AMERY
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to questions on this subject a week ago, in which it was made clear that the Hong Kong Ordinance of 1923 prohibited the employment of any fresh mui-tsai. The Ordinance also contained a declaration correcting the erroneous view that the payment of money for a child under the Chinese custom of mui-tsai conveyed to the employer any proprietary right as against the child herself or against her parent or guardian.