Oral Answers to Questions — Siberia (Japanese Troops).

– in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Barnes Mr George Barnes , Glasgow Gorbals

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that an understanding was given by the Japanese that, under certain circumstances, they would withdraw their forces from Siberia; and if he can make any statement as to whether or not such undertaking has been carried out, and, if not, as to the reasons?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I understand that it is owing to the breakdown of the Dairen Conference that the Japanese Government have been unable so far to give effect to their declared intention to withdraw their troops from Siberia.

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Is there any prospect of this Conference being reopened?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I am afraid that I do not know.