§ Mr. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the degree of influence now claimed by His Majesty's Government over the Yangtsze Valley.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The general position of His Majesty's Government with regard to the Yangtsze region has been often stated and has undergone no change. It seems scarcely possible or desirable to deal with the matter by means of Question and Answer. I propose, however, on an early date to lay Papers relating to the evacuation of Shanghai; the hon. Member will find in them information bearing upon the point which he has raised.