§ 5. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give the latest information in his possession as to the position of the affairs between Japan and China; and will he say if he has made any protest to the Japanese Government against their demands on China as being a breach of the terms of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty?
The UNDER-SECRETARY Of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Primrose)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Devizes on 11th May, to the effect that an Agreement has been reached between China and Japan; and I would add that His Majesty's Government have been in communication with the Japanese Government in regard to the possible bearing of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance on the demands, but that there has been no occasion for a protest in that connection. If and when the text of the demands conceded by China is published some misapprehension as to their scope or nature will be removed, but it is for the Governments of Japan and China to decide as to making them public.