HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 cc2414-5
41. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply he has received from the Chinese Government with relation to the British Government's claims arising from the shelling of H.M.S. "Amethyst."

Mr. H. Morrison

None, Sir. No claim was made.

Mr. Blackburn

In view of the very serious facts concerning this case, and other grave matters, is it not high time that His Majesty's Government abandoned, as one basis of their Far Eastern policy, the belief that Mao Tse-tung will prove to be the chink in Stalin's armour?

Mr. Morrison

I will keep all those considerations in mind.