§ MR. OCTAVIUS MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Under Secretary of State 971 for Foreign Affairs, Whether, in the selection of a new Minister to China, a knowledge of the far East will be considered one of the principal qualifications necessary?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. BRYCE) (Aberdeen, S.)
Sir John Walsham was appointed in November last by Lord Salisbury to be Her Majesty's Minister and Envoy at Pekin. He has had long and varied diplomatic experience, but has not hitherto been employed in China.