HC Deb 12 June 1906 vol 158 cc816-7

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have accepted the note of the Wai-wu-pu repeating and reaffirming the text of the customs articles of the loan agreements of 1896 and 1898 as a satisfactory settlement of the Chinese customs question; and whether he will consider the desirability of pressing for this note being given the same Imperial force and currency as the Imperial edict of May 9th.


His Majesty's Government regard the note of the Wai-wu-pu respecting the Customs questions as satisfactory, and they are in communication with His Majesty's representative at Peking with regard to making public in China the assurances received.