§ Mr. MITCHELL-THOMSON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information to show that the Governor-General of Korea has proposed the abolition of the Export Duty on rice from Korea; whether His Majesty's Government would regard such action by the Korean administration as being in conformity with Article 2 of the Rescript in the Declaration of 29th August, 1910; and, if not, whether any protest has been or will be made by His Majesty's Government?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Edward Grey)
An alteration of the Export Duties on rice from Korea having been proposed, His Majesty's Ambassador was instructed to draw the attention of the Japanese Government to this action as being, in our opinion, contrary to the Declaration of 1910. The question is now forming the subject of discussion at Tokio.