Manchuria.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 24th September 1931.

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Photo of Mr Cecil Malone Mr Cecil Malone , Northampton

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make a statement concerning the position in Manchuria?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Since the 19th of September Mukden and other towns on or near the South Manchurian Railway have been occupied by Japanese troops. An appeal has been made to the League of Nations by the Chinese Government, and at a special meeting of the council held on the 22nd of September it was decided to appeal to both the Chinese and Japanese Governments to abstain from any action which might aggravate the situation or prejudice a pacific settlement, and to ask them to seek, in consultation with their representatives at Geneva, means to allow the two countries to proceed immediately to the withdrawal of their respective troops without compromising the safety of the lives or property of the nationals of the two countries. Telegrams were addressed to the Chinese and Japanese Governments to that effect.