§ MR. JOSEPH WALTON (Yorkshire, W. R., Barnsley)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement to the House in regard to the situation in the Far East; and whether, with the view of averting war between our Japanese allies and Russia, any joint or separate representations have been made by His Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States of America to the Russian Government pressing for the prompt evacuation of Manchuria, in accordance with their repeated assurances.
§ * EARL PERCY
Having regard to the present state of the negotiations between Russia and Japan it would obviously be 345 improper that I should offer any observations to the House upon this subject. Frequent representations have been made to the Russian Government by His Majesty's Government with regard to the delay in the evacuation of Manchuria.