HC Deb 18 March 1907 vol 171 c432

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the London and China Syndicate have now received a telegram from their agents in China stating that the Chinese have definitely declined the proposal under which the Chinese might have secured 40 per cent. participation in the development of the Anhui Mining Concession, he will now, in accordance with his statement, made on 5th July, 1906, in the House of Commons, take such steps as will cause the Chinese Government to recognise, without further delay, the Anhui Mining Final Contract.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) No confirmation has get been received from His Majesty's Minister at Peking, of the statement made by the agents of the London and China Syndicate referred to by the hon. Member. But I am in communication on the whole subject with Sir J. Jordan.