HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 c1007

asked whether the Government are prepared to aid properly accredited representatives of the Korean people in presenting to the League of Nations a statement of their case against the Japanese administration of their country?


His Majesty's Government have reason to believe that the reforms which the new Governor-General has introduced, and is about to introduce, in the administration of Korea will improve the position of the Korean people.

Japan is herself a member of the League of Nations, and will no doubt consider the interests of her subject people in accordance with the principles of the League.

Any such steps as suggested by the hon. Member would seem, therefore, to lie out-side of the province of His Majesty's Government.

Sir J. D. REES

Is there any reason why the Government presume that the Korean people are misgoverned by the Japanese, as would appear from the answer to the question?


I have indicated the policy of His Majesty's Government in the last part of my answer.

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