§ MR. REES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information regarding the assault committed at Wuchan upon the representative of Messrs. Jardine and Matheson; and whether he can give the House any information as to the conduct of the Chinese officials on the occasion.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
No information on the subject has reached my right hon. friend, but inquiry will be made of His Majesty's Minister in China.
§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Will inquiry be made by cable as this is not the first assault on British subjects in China?