HC Deb 12 May 1905 vol 146 cc175-6
MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that a number of British merchants have telegraphed from China to the Secretary of State representing that the Government of China ignores the Mackay Treaty, rendering the same ineffective in most essentials, and that the Government of China actively opposes the stipulations of that treaty as to currency, mining taxation, and navigation, His Majesty's Government intend to take action in reference to this representation.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) On the receipt of the representation referred to, a telegram was addressed to His Majesty's Minister at Peking, requesting him to obtain from the signatories a detailed statement of the matters which form the subject of their complaint, and which will receive the careful attention of His Majesty's Government.