HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 cc389-90

asked to what section of the six-Power finance group the person belongs who changed the word for advisers to that for directors in the draft terms of the £25,000,000 loan presented to China's representatives for signature; what explanation or apology has been offered for what was regarded as an attempt to deceive China; whether the impression so created has yet been removed; and the correct terms of agreement for that loan and the present prospect of its completion?


I have no official information on this point, but any mistranslation that may have occurred cannot have been due to anyone connected with the groups, as the correspondence was between the six Legations and the Chinese Government. I cannot make any further statement as to the loan negotiations for the present.