§ 64. Sir CYRIL COBB
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether His Majesty's Ship "Diomede," at present on the China station, is due to be relieved by His Majesty's Ship "Concord" as part of the routine programme of reliefs; and, if so, whether, in view of the situation in China which has now arisen and for the better protection of British lives and property, His Majesty's Government will consider the advisability of ordering both ships to remain on the China station?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Davidson)
As regards the first part of the question, His Majesty's Ship "Diomede" has already been relieved by His Majesty's Ship "Concord" and is on her way home. As regards the second part, the Admiralty are kept fully informed of the situation in China and are making such disposition of His Majesty's Naval Forces as is considered necessary to meet this situation.