§ 2. Mr. MARDY JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1981 for what reason instructions were issued to His Majesty's Legation at Peking to the effect that British subjects intending to travel from China to London should not proceed via Siberia at present?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
His Majesty's Minister at Peking was instructed to warn British subjects intending to travel via Siberia that they would do so at their own risk. A warning of this nature was amply justified by the anti-British demonstrations which have recently taken place at Moscow and Leningrad.
§ Mr. MARDY JONES
May I ask whether this instruction was not issued in intelligent anticipation of the break with Russia?