Oral Answers to Questions — China and Japan.

– in the House of Commons on 20th April 1932.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the objections of the Manchurian Government to the inclusion of Dr. Wellington Koo in the League of Nations Commission on Manchuria have now been withdrawn; and, if not, whether it is proposed that His Majesty's Government shall make any representations?

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

I am not aware whether the objections have been withdrawn. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer to the answer given to the hon. Member for Broxtowe (Mr. Cocks) on the 13th April, to which I have nothing to add.

Photo of Mr Frederick Cocks Mr Frederick Cocks , Broxtowe

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will communicate with the Japanese Government with a view to informing the House of the terms of the statement received from that Government with regard to the questions of the application of Article 15 of the Covenant of the League of Nations to the Manchurian question and Japan's withdrawal from the League?

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

I am communicating the hon. Member's suggestion to my right hon. Friend.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent the Japanese troops have now left Manchuria or retired into the railway zone, in accordance with the resolutions of the Council of the League of Nations of 30th September and 10th December, 1931; and how many are still there?

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

I regret that I have no precise information on this point.

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement regarding the progress made up to date by the League of Nations towards settling the Sino-Japanese dispute?

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

It is not possible to make a statement at this moment. The House is aware of the position as it was left by the resolutions of the Assembly of 4th and 11th of March. Negotiations have been proceeding at Shanghai in pursuance of the resolution of the 4th of March, and a point arising out of them is now under discussion at Geneva. I will, of course, inform the House of any further developments as they occur.

Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

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(for Captáin ERSKINE-BOLST) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the substance of the note sent by the Chinese Government to the League of Nations alleging that Japan is trying to obtain economic concessions from China as the price of withdrawing her troops from Shanghai; and what are the views of the British Government on the subject?

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

I have no knowledge of any note containing any such allegation. The second part of the question does not therefore arise.