MR. CURZON (Lancashire, Southport)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether H.M.S. Linnet left Bangkok on 17th August: whether there is any British gunboat now in the Menam, or neighbourhood; and whether sufficient guarantees exist for the continued protection of British subjects and property?
§ *SIR E. GREY
The Linnet left Bangkok on the 17th, probably for reasons of health, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Naval Forces at Hong Kong; but it is intended to supply her place by another vessel. There is no other British ship of war in Siamese waters at this moment; but Her Majesty's Minister at Bangkok reports that the condition of affairs there is quiet There are two gunboats now off Bangkok, one French and one German.