§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY (Mayo, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the occupation of Shanghai by German troops is in accordance with the terms of the Anglo-German Agreement, and, if not, whether His Majesty's Government will invite the German Government to withdraw at an early day all German troops from the British sphere of influence in China.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Viscount CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The Anglo-German Agreement is directed to securing freedom of trade for all 417 nations in the rivers and littoral of China, and to maintaining the territorial integrity of China, and has no relation to the subject of the hon. Gentleman's question.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Is it not the fact that the operation of the Anglo-German Agreement is having the effect of elbowing England out of China?
§ [No answer was returned.]