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China (Father Tierney, Capture)

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what action he has taken with regard to the capture by Chinese Communists of the Very Reverend C. Tierney, superior of St. Columban's Mission at Kienchang?

Upon being informed of Father Tierney's capture, His Majesty s Consul-General at Hankow immediately telegraphed to the authorities of the Province in which the outrage took place, urging that prompt steps be taken for his release. I have instructed His Majesty's Minister to take up this case at once with the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs.