HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c26
54. Mr. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the incident at the British Consulate, Taipeh, Taiwan.

63. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the Union Jack was hauled down from the roof of the British Consulate in Formosa by Chinese Nationalist demonstrators whilst Chinese Nationalist police were standing by; and whether a protest has been lodged with the Chinese Nationalist authorities.

Mr. Younger

His Majesty's Consul at Tamsui has reported that, on the morning of 17th April, about 40 students entered the Consulate, hauled down the Union Jack and hoisted the Nationalist Flag. About half an hour later, the police persuaded the students to leave. A few slogans were painted on the walls, but no damage was done to the Consulate and none of the staff was harmed. His Majesty's Consul further reported that he had lodged a protest with the Provincial Governor.

Mr. Harrison

Can my hon. Friend say for how long any considerable number of Chinese students has been in this area?