HC Deb 30 July 1900 vol 87 c18
DR. TANNER (Cork County, Mid)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the German Emperor's speech at Bremerhaven on the occasion of the embarkation of troops for China, British troops will still be liable to work with German troops; if a German officer receives the command of the allied forces, will British troops serve under him; if the Emperor's speech, as reported, was 10 the effect that the German soldiers are to take no prisoners and are neither to give nor take quarter; and if it is true that Pope Leo XIII. has expressed his earnest desire that no policy of retaliative vengeance shall be resorted to by the Powers, or be permitted by any Power.


We have no information as to the German Emperor's speech, and we are not aware whether the report as published in the newspapers accurately represents what His Majesty said. The British troops in China will co-operate with all the allied forces, but no arrangement has been made to put them under the command of a foreign officer.


Will inquiry be made?

[No answer was given.]