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Wounded Sailors, China (Arrangements)

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what arrangements were made to meet the wounded from His Majesty's ships "Amethyst," "London," "Consort" and "Black Swan" on their arrival in Hong Kong; whether the British Red Cross and Young Men's Christian Association authorities were informed of the time of their arrival; and whether they or any other welfare organisations were present when the men were landed.

The naval wounded were brought from Shanghai in a United States hospital ship and transferred to the Royal Naval Hospital, Hong Kong, for treatment. Detailed reports covering the points raised in the hon. and gallant Member's Question have not yet been received, and when they have been I will communicate with him further.