HC Deb 10 February 1926 vol 191 c1012
3. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information showing whether any British officers, ex-officers, or other British subjects have been serving with the army of Chen Chung Ming recently defeated by the Nationalist Army of Canton and, if so, whether they had permission to take part in the civil war in China: and what steps are being taken to prevent British subjects from engaging on either side of the fighting in China?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the second part, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to Article 73 of the China Order in Council, 1925, of which I am sending him a copy.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Is that not being strictly enforced?


Yes, Sir.

Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

May I ask how many subjects of the Soviet Government have been engaged in Southern China in fomenting disturbance, and will the right hon. Gentleman make representations to the Government of Moscow to secure their withdrawal?


Obviously, I have no means of obtaining that information.