§ 6. Mr. OUTHWAITE
had given notice of the following question: To ask the Under-Secretary of Stats for Foreign 1794 Affairs whether he can state on what class of work the Chinese being recruited by the French Government for employment in France are to be engaged?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Before this question is put, may I ask whether the terms upon which the French Government offer employment are a matter of concern for this country?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
I was about to say that the question is not one in which it seems that any statement is required from His Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
What objection is there to asking a question on matters which have appeared in the public Press and which, apparently, have passed the Censor?
§ Lord R. CECIL
Hon. Members of this House must exercise some discretion as to the questions which should be asked.