HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 c130
MR. LYNCH (Yorkshire, W.R., Ripon)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any official information showing that the strength of the Japanese army is to be increased by nearly 50 per cent; and, if so, whether he can give the House any information as to the causes which have prompted this step.


I have received no official information in the sense indicated in the hon. Member's Question. The matter is not one on which any other Power could make public statements, as it concerns the Japanese Government.