HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 cc1858-9

asked on what grounds His Majesty's Government supported the Imperial Japanese Government in their vetoing or effectually preventing the construction by a British firm of a railway from Chinchow, via Taonaufu and. Tsitsihar, to Aigun on the Amur; and owing to the attitude of His Majesty's Government, the financing of this railway passed to a large extent out of the hands of the British firm, and the rolling-stock and railway material, which was to have been entirely constructed in this Country, is now to be so no longer, and the British share in the orders for material has been diminished by a sum computed at not less than £500,000, which would have found work and wages for a large number of people in this Country?


I assume that the hon. Member has not read the answers given to previous questions on this subject, or he would not have put this question upon the paper. I have nothing to add to previous answers.