HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 c1255
2. Mr. HOLT

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether proposals have been made to British communities in China and Japan, or either of them, that they should undertake the foundation of British schools abroad, the formation of a patriotic league, the formation of chambers of commerce, to encourage any other institution tending to produce a spirit of solidarity between British subjects abroad, and the dissemination of commercial and political propaganda; if he will state what is the policy underlying such proposals; what expense, if any, in connection therewith it is contemplated should fall on the British Exchequer; and whether similar proposals have been made to other British communities abroad?


No concrete proposals such as those referred to in the first part of the question have been made. His Majesty's representatives in all countries abroad have been requested to give their views on these and other similar proposals, but no definite scheme has yet been formulated.