HC Deb 03 August 1962 vol 664 c173W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Lord Privy Seal what information he has about obstruction of visiting British cargo ships by the frontier guards of the Chinese People's Republic.

Mr. P. Thomas

Certain cases of undue interference by the Chinese authorities with British shipping have been brought to my notice. These involve examination of vessels and of the personal effects of crews in a manner which has caused offence both to owners and to personnel. The Chinese authorities have also restricted the use of navigational aids in Chinese waters and in some cases impeded masters wishing to communicate with their principals.