§ 7. Mr. LEES-SMITH
asked whether British and Japanese troops have been landed at Vladivostok; whether the United Stales Government has expressed its approval of the landing; and what is the reason for the landing?
§ Lord R. CECIL
As a result of the murder of Japanese subjects by bands of robbers, parties have been landed from 1613 the British and Japanese warships at Vladivostok for the protection of the British Consulate and Japanese subjects. His Majesty's Government have no reason to think that the American Government do not approve this action, which is of purely local significance, and has been undertaken with the sole object of protecting life and property.
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
Has an assurance been given that, as soon as order has been restored in Vladivostok, those troops will be with drawn?