HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 cc48-9W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has information as to the number of students injured in an affray with the police in the international settlement at Shanghai on 24th December, 1935; how many of the student:. injured were under 16 years of age and how many were arrested; and whether the British-controlled police force of the settlement are authorised to ban any demonstrations by the civilian population directed against Japanese dismemberment of China?


As was stated in the reply givers to a question asked by the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. R. Davies) on 13th February, His Majesty's Ambassador has been asked to furnish a report on this incident. The report has not yet been received. As regards the last part of the question, the police are under the control of the Municipal Council, which is an international body consisting of 14 members, of whom five are British and five are Chinese.