§ Mr. FELL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the advances of cash which are now being made to the Chinese Government by bankers on behalf of certain great Powers are being made with the sanction of the Government; and if any obligation with regard to them is undertaken by the Government?
§ Sir E. GREY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The English group who are contributing to the advances have been informed that they will be entitled to look to His Majesty's Government for support in the event of any difficulties arising as to repayment, but His Majesty's Government have no pecuniary liability.