§ MR. BARTLEY
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the statement in the Press to-day, on the authority of the Japanese Legation, that the Maritime Court at Shanghai had pronounced in favour of the Japanese in the case of the Kowshing, and that the action of the captain of the Japanese ship is held to be justified; and whether Admiral Fremantle has advised the British Government that no claim should be raised against Japan in respect to the Kowshing or any property on board?
§ SIR E. GREY
Since I have seen the paragraph I have asked my right hon. Friend the Secretary to the Admiralty 387 whether he knows of any information received through the Admiralty from Admiral Fremantle, and I am in a position to say that, as far as we are concerned, no official information has been received.