HC Deb 24 August 1893 vol 16 c954
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?


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.