Damaged British Property, Canton

Oral Answers to Questions — Burma – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

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Photo of Sir Martin Lindsay Sir Martin Lindsay , Solihull 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether compensation has been arranged for by the Chinese Government in respect of recent damage to British property in Canton.

Photo of Mr Christopher Mayhew Mr Christopher Mayhew , Norfolk Southern

No, Sir. No progress has, I regret, been made in the matter. Negotiations are still proceeding.

Photo of Mr Luke Teeling Mr Luke Teeling , Brighton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this Question has been asked pretty frequently over the last six months, and we always get the same answer? It is not all that difficult to contact the Chinese Government and get an answer?