HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c556
13. Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the attacks made upon municipal employés in Shanghai; whether he has received any British official information on the subject from that city; and whether any further steps can be taken to assure the lives of British subjects?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. A report has been received of an attack upon Mr. Godfrey Phillips, secretary to the Shanghai Municipal Council on the 6th January, while he was travelling by car in Avenue Haig, bordering the French Concession. Several shots were fired at Mr. Phillips. but fortunately he was not hit. Fuller details of the attack are awaited. I understand that special precautions are being taken to protect Mr. Phillips and other officials of the council.