HC Deb 23 March 1905 vol 143 c952

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, under an Order of Council due to come into effect on the 1st April, the title Chief Justice will be taken away from the Principal Judge of the British Supreme Court at Shanghai; and, if so, whether, in view of the opinion of British residents that this course will be injurious to British prestige, His Majesty's Government will reconsider the question of its retention.


I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave to the Member for North St. Pancras on the 16th instant. The adoption of the nomenclature common to all His Majesty's Extra-territorial Courts is not, in the opinion of His Majesty's Government, calculated to be attended with the results apprehended by the hon. Member.