§ 60. Sir FREDRIC WISE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any British Consulates on the Yangtse have been damaged or looted during the last few months; if so, what 1269 is the extent of the damage; and what steps he proposes to take to obtain compensation?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The Consul-General at Nanking reports that the Consulate-General there has been "completely gutted." The Consulate at Chinkiang has also been occupied by troops of the Sixth Army, but I have not yet received any information as to the extent of any damage or looting that may have taken place. It has been necessary to evacuate the Consulates at Chengtu, Chungking, Ichang and Changsha, and I have no knowledge of what may have happened to them after evacuation. I cannot at present answer the last part of the question.