HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 cc1657-8
8. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is granting licences for the export of arms and munitions to China other than to Hong Kong or for the direct supply of His Majesty's Forces in China; how many such licences for other parts of China or for other uses have been applied for during the last three years; how many have been granted; and will he state the reasons for granting such licences?


Having regard to the China Arms Embargo Agreement, no licences are issued for the export to China of any arms or ammunition likely to reach the contending factions in China. A certain number of licences have, however, been issued, in respect of one or two revolver and very small consignments of sporting rifles and ammunition, for private use. In addition, a few

I will have the detailed statement, which is rather long, circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

licences have been issued from time to time for the supply of material to such bodies as the Shanghai Volunteer Corps and the Chinese Customs Authorities. If the hon. and gallant Member so desires, I will send him particulars of these licences.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I am very satisfied with the answer.

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