§ 7. Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS (for Sir BASIL PETO)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Government will take steps to afford protection against piracy to vessels navigating Chinese coastal and inland waters?
The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)
All practicable steps are already being taken to protect merchant shipping from piratical attack in Chinese waters.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that he has sufficient ships there for the purpose, having regard to the other purposes for which they may be needed?