HC Deb 23 May 1864 vol 175 c588

said, he rose to ask the Under Secretary of State fur Foreign Affairs, Under what Rule, Ordinance, or Law, British subjects in China are subject to trial in the Consular Courts for breaches of neutrality in the present Civil War in China?


, in reply, said, he had not been able to obtain any information with regard to the trial of any persons for a breach of neutrality in China. But the jurisdiction which was exercised by the British Consular Courts in that country was exercised under three Orders in Council, dated the 13th of June, 1853, the 2nd of February, 1857, and the 12th of September, 1863.