HC Deb 02 April 1928 vol 215 cc1588-9
38. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Nationalist troops are now in occupation of foreign premises in the ex-British concession at Chinkiang; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in the matter?


Houses in the British Concession at Chinkiang have been occupied by troops of the 13th and 46th armies moving towards the northern front. A protest has been lodged, but I have not yet heard whether the troops have vacated the premises.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask the Foreign Secretary whether he thinks his position would not have been very much strengthened in his protest if we had withdrawn from Shanghai outside the International Settlement?


No, Sir, I think it would have been weakened.