HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 cc2808-9
79. Mr. PONS0NBY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the foreign Consular body in Shanghai has negotiated an agreement with the Chinese- authorities for the rendition of the mixed court at Shanghai; whether he will state the terms of this agreement, and whether it requires ratification by the Powers concerned before it can become operative; and what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the question of its ratification?


A committee of the Consular body at Shanghai and a Chinese committee have reached a preliminary agreement on the subject of rendition of the mixed court; this agreement, the terms of which have not yet reached me, will require ratification by the diplomatic body and the Chinese authorities. His Majesty's Government are in favour of rendition.