§ 14. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the orders to be made by His Majesty's Minister at Pekin vesting the property of Germans in the British concession on the Shameen in the custodian of enemy property in China must be issued during the continuance of hostilities with Germany, or whether the orders will have equal effect if issued after the signing of any armistice; and, if not, what steps it is proposed to take to secure the eviction of these Germans from the British concession before the conclusion of hostilities?
§ Lord R. CECIL
The orders will have equal effect if issued after the signing of an armistice. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.