HC Deb 30 July 1930 vol 242 c538W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any information and can state the number of naval guards that have been furnished to ships during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date in the China seas; and whether, in view of the continuance of piracy in these seas, it is proposed to increase them?


As regards the first part of the question, figures as to the number of naval guards furnished are not available. With reference to the second part, arrangements are now in force between the shipping companies and the Hong Kong police for the supply of police guards according to the requirements of the companies, who bear the cost.