HC Deb 31 July 1900 vol 87 c163

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the names of the British firms whose action in supplying China with arms or ammunition has necessitated preventative legislation by the Government at this period of the session.


The introduction of the Bill referred to was necessitated by general grounds of policy; I have no material for entering upon the alleged action of individual firms.