HC Deb 16 November 1925 vol 188 cc12-3
21. Mr. FENBY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement as regards the Shanghai disturbances last May?


As regards the facts, I cannot add anything to the statements already made in the House until the report of the International Judicial Commission appointed by the Ministers of the Treaty Powers at Peking has been received and considered. That Commission, composed of an American Judge who acts as Chairman, a British and a Japanese Judge, opened a public inquiry at Shanghai on the 7th October. Having concluded the taking of evidence, the Commission adjourned sine die on the 27th October, in order to prepare its report.


Why were not the people principally interested—the Chinese —themselves represented on the Court?


Because the Chinese Government did not choose to nominate a representative.