§ MR. YERBURGH (Chester)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary a question of which I have given him private notice— namely, whether Her Majesty's Govern- 456 ment are prepared to enter into engagements with the Viceroys of the Yang-tsze with the view of preserving peace and order in their respective jurisdictions, and whether they had given, or are prepared to give, definite and binding pledges to support the Viceroys.
§ * MR. BRODRICK
Her Majesty's Government have, as I have already informed the House, empowered Consul-General Warren to inform the Viceroys that in any efforts they may make to restore order they may count on the full support of Her Majesty's ships. No further pledges of support have been asked for or seem necessary.
§ MR. YERBURGH
In consequence of that answer, I give notice that I will repeat the question on Monday.