HC Deb 13 February 1929 vol 225 cc379-80

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Griffith John College, the London Missionary Society's centre near Hankow, has been occupied by Chinese military forces and 1,000 troops billeted there; and will he take action through diplomatic channels to have the premises evacuated?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Austen Chamberlain)

This occupation of mission property took place on 31st December. Representations were at once made locally and to the Nanking Government, and by 17th January the troops had been withdrawn.