HC Deb 07 April 1927 vol 204 c2273 The following Question stood on the Paper in the name of Lieut.-Commander KENWOKTHY: 88. To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the general officer commanding the Shanghai Expeditionary Force has full control over the Shanghai Volunteers; and what control he has over the armed forces landed by other nations in the international settlement at Shanghai.
Lieut-Commander KENWORTHY

The second part of the question was answered yesterday. May I ask the first part of the question?


The Shanghai Municipal Council has invited General Duncan to co-ordinate the action of all troops, including Shanghai Volunteers, in the international settlement. General Duncan has accordingly allotted certain sectors to the troops of various nationalities, but they are not under his orders.

Lieut. Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask whether the officer lent by the War Office to command the Shanghai Volunteers is not responsible to General Duncan under the present conditions?


Yes, certainly.