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Shipping, Far East (Protection)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the British steamer "Hunan" was attacked recently by armed junks off Chekiang, and that the British motor vessel "Edith Moller" was shelled by an unidentified warship off Fukien on 23rd March; and what steps His Majesty's Government is taking to prevent such incidents.

Yes. His Majesty's ships in these waters have instructions to do everything possible to protect British shipping and are acting on these instructions.