§ On the Motion for Adjournment—
§ MR. ASQUITH (Fifeshire, E.)
asked if the Government had any information to give the House with regard to the state of affairs in China.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MR. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
I am afraid that I have no satisfactory information to give to the House. The situation, so far as we know, is practically unchanged since yesterday, and the allied Admirals do not seem to have been able to take any forward movement towards Tientsin.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
Has there been any backward movement? A statement which appears in the press to-day conveys that impression.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
We have no reason to suppose that any backward movement has been made, but we have no information that they have yet seen their way to undertake any further movement forward.
§ Adjourned at ten minutes before Six of the clock.