§ MR. YERBURGH (Chester)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the result of the negotiations with regard to the extension of the French concession at Shanghai.
§ * MR. BRODRICK
The main objections entertained by Her Majesty's Government to the extension of the French settlement at Shanghai was due to the fact that certain British property was included in the proposed French concession. Satisfactory assurances have now been obtained from the French Government, by which all municipal regulations will be submitted to Her Majesty's Minister at Peking before being enforced on British subjects, and all titles to British property are secured. The Secretary of State consequently withdrew his opposition, and the extensions of both the French and the Anglo-American or international settlements have now been arranged.