China (Shanghai Volunteer Corps).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that Russian mercenaries, enlisted by the Shanghai Municipal Council, are wearing British uniforms and are carrying out semi-police duties in this uniform; and if he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

I am aware that the Shanghai Volunteer Corps includes a paid Russian company which is permanently mobilised and it appears probable that these men are utilised to assist the police. I have no information beyond that appearing in the Press as to the uniform worn by these men, but I am calling for a report on the subject.