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Alleged Looting In China

Volume 91: debated on Monday 25 March 1901

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he can now say whether despatches of General Gaselee, with reference to looting and pillage in China, will be laid upon the Table.

I have looked at this despatch since the hon. Gentleman put his last question to me on this subject, and I do not think that it can be published.

Because it concerns the acts of troops other than those under General Gaselec's command. As far as I know, no allegation has been made against the conduct of our troops. But if the hon. Member can supply me with any particular allegation I will telegraph to General Gaselee, and any reply that may be received I will give.