HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc199-200W
13. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what alterations have been made recently to the gates at the British Consulate in Shanghai.

Mr. George Brown

There has been no British Consulate in Shanghai since 1949. A member of the Office of the British Charge d'Affaires in Peking is, however, stationed there to look after the interests of British Nationals. Following a request from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consular Arms on the gate posts outside his house were removed on the 24th of August.

It is legally correct to claim that these arms should be displayed only at a consulate.