HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 c619
71. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the reason why Sir William Hornell, one of the British appointed trustee to the Boxer Indemnity Fund, has resigned?


I understand that Sir William Hornell found it difficult to absent himself from Hong Kong for a fortnight in each month; and as the Board of Trustees were at that time primarily concerned with financial rather than educational business, he did not feel that the expenditure of time and money involved in these frequent visits to Nanking was justified.


But was not the real reason that he was disgusted at the failure to carry out the terms of the Boxer indemnity?


My hon. Friend will appreciate that I have given the real reason.