§ 4. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the decision of the Prize Court at Alexandria 238 to the effect that Germans in China are alien enemies is applicable to, and will be adopted in, the United Kingdom?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
The point raised by my hon. Friend in this question is one of law on which it would be improper for the Foreign Office to express any opinion.
§ 5. Sir J. D. REES
asked whether any action is possible, and, if so, will be taken, to subject German houses in China to the law against trading with the enemy; to prevent such houses from trading with Great, Britain; and to ensure that trade between Great Britain and German firms in China is not practically trade between Great Britain and Germany?
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
I regret that for the moment I can only refer the hon. Member to the reply returned on the 7th instant to the hon. Member for Hammersmith.