HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1311-2W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister whether he will state the number of protests which have been addressed by His Majesty's Government to the Japanese Government since the outbreak of hostilities between Japan and China indicating the nature of the incident which gave rise to each particular protest and of the reply or satisfaction received from the Japanese Government in regard to each?

Mr. Butler

Full statements have been made on all major questions and I regret that the compilation of a complete list would involve an amount of research into official records which my Noble Friend hardly considers justifiable.

Mr. Hamilton Kerr

asked the Prime Minister whether he has ascertained if Mr. Tinkler, who recently died from injuries received from the Japanese in Shanghai, was detained in a severely wounded condition by the Japanese for 15 hours before being sent to the general hospital in Hongkew; and has any answer been received to his protest against this action?

Mr. Butler

Full details of this distressing case were contained in the answer given to questions on this subject on 12th June. There has barely been time for my Noble Friend to receive any reply to the protests made.

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