HC Deb 09 March 1933 vol 275 cc1338-9
49. Sir H. CROFT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total expenditure incurred by the British taxpayer owing to the disorders in China during the last six years classified under the following headings: military, naval, diplomatic, pensions and compensation?


I regret that I have been unable to obtain the information desired by my hon. and gallant Friend as it is not possible to isolate the items of expenditure which should be attributed over the period he mentions to disorders in China.


Will it be possible for the facts to be ascertained from the Admiralty and the War Office as to the very large figure for China during these years?


I am afraid, although I will make inquiries, that it will be impossible to isolate the expenditure which is properly due to the disorders in China from the expenditure due to the general situation in the Far East.