§ SIR C. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the prison system of Japan; and whether any steps can be taken to ensure the treatment, in concurrence with European customs, of British subjects who may, after the coming into operation of the revised Treaty, be arrested in Japan?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. CURZON, Lancashire,) Southport
Yes, Sir; the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been especially called to the question. More than a year ago the Japanese Government appointed a Commission to inquire into the mutter, and there is no doubt that they are alive to the necessity of providing suitable accommodation for European prisoners when the new treaties come into force.