HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 c1013
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received a Report of the recent rising at Wuhu, on the Yangtse River; whether, and to what extent, the British nationals were offered protection by the British gunboats in that locality; and can he give particulars?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

I have received no full report of the recent outbreak at Wuhu, and can add little to the information given in reply to my hon. Friend's question of 4th November. His Majesty's ship "Cricket" was stationed at Wuhu at the time; it was open to all British nationals to take refuge on board her while the danger lasted and a number did so. Two other British warships were also sent to Wuhu for the protection of British lives and property.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the British Consul at Nanking has received any reply to the request he made to the Provisional Government for the protection of British lives and property?


That question must be put upon the Order Paper.

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