§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is in a position 1456W to make a statement upon the recent incident when His Majesty's Ship "Vindictive" was fired on by Chinese soldiers; whether she returned the fire; and whether there were any British casualties?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I am unaware of any such incident. The hon. Member is apparently relying or a report which appeared in the Press on the 23rd March, but has failed to notice that it was contradicted in the same quarter on the following day.