HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 c1146
2. Mr. YEO

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now able to inform the House whether Japan has agreed to prohibit enemy trading in China; and will he say how many of the Allies are taking action similar, in this respect, to that of Great Britain?


With a view to co-operating with His Majesty's Government the Japanese Government have issued Orders to their shipping lines prohibiting the carriage of merchandise handled by or destined for enemy subjects in China as from the 26th instant, the date on which the British Proclamation of the 25th June comes into force. This action on the part of the Japanese Government is much appreciated by His Majesty's Government. As regards the second part of the question, both France and Russia some time ago adopted measures which have the effect of prohibiting all trading with enemy subjects in China. I am, however, unaware as to what prohibitions, if any, have been imposed by the remaining Allied Powers.