§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information respecting the riots near Swatow, in China; and what steps have been taken to protect British interests in the disturbed districts.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
My right hon. friend has no information on the subject except what has been published in the Press, and he is confident that His Majesty's Minister in China will report to him at once on the matter if it is serious. From official information received, the disturbances at Lienchow previously reported appear to have been unimportant.