§ 25. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether all the Germans formerly employed in the German consulate, bank, post office, trading firms, and other places in the British Concession of Shameen, in China, have now been turned out and their leases terminated; and, if not, why this course has not been adopted?
§ The UNDERSECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
Under a King's Regulation, issued at the beginning of last November, all enemy leasehold properties in British Concessions in China were vested in the Custodian of Enemy Property, who was instructed at the beginning of December to proceed with their sale. As regards the German subjects mentioned, arrangements are being made for their repatriation, and it is hoped that this will take place early next month.