§ MR. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information showing that the Manchurian port of Dalny is closed to all except Japanese goods.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokio has been informed by the Japanese Government that pending the completion of the necessary arrangements, Dalny is not yet open to foreign vessels. There is, however, no discrimination of any kind in favour of Japanese merchandise. Foreign merchandise is as free to enter Dalny as Japanese articles, and foreigners availing themselves of the opportunities afforded are as free as Japanese to send their merchandise thither. The coastal junk trade with Dalny has been reopened, and the export and import duties in the leased territory have been abolished since June 30th.