12. Mr. W. F. MITCHELL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Powers signatory of the Washington Convention have recently discussed the maintenance of the existing Imperial Maritime Customs system in China.; whether agreement as to future policy has been reached; and if he will make a statement on the subject?
No such discussions as my hon. Friend indicates have taken place. I can only say that His Majesty's Government hope that the Chinese authorities will find the Customs administration as useful to them in the future as it has been in the past.