Eastern Siberia (Japanese Claims).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the alleged Japanese claims, as published in the Soviet Press of Petrograd, to all-round preferential treatment on the mainland of Eastern Siberia; whether the British Government has any information on the subject: and, if not, whether he will make inquiries from Japan on the subject?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the negative. As regards the last part of the question, the Japanese Government stated publicly after the breakdown of the Dairen Conference that it wished to see the principle of the "open door" established in Eastern Siberia.