§ 50. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Prime Minister whether the Canton Government has been approached with a view to joint operations being taken against the pirates in Bias Bay; and can he give the House any information on the matter?
The whole question of measures to be taken for dealing with the Bias Bay pirates is being carefully examined by His Majesty's Gov- 2546 ernment, and a final decision has not yet been reached. If possible, it would be desirable that the Canton authorities should themselves take action.
§ Mr. N. MACLEAN
Is it not the case that British commercial supremacy commenced with piracy on the high seas?