§ 9. Mr. TREVELYAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government has received a note of protest from the Canton Government against the arrest of certain members of the Kuomintang in the British Concession at Tientsin on 23rd November, and against their delivery into the hands of the Fengtien military authorities; whether the arrested persons have been delivered to the military and not to the civil authorities; and whether II is Majesty's Government has any in formation as to what is happening to them?
The Canton Government have sent by telegram a note of protest on this matter, in regard to which further investigations are being made, including the specific point raised in this question. I am not prepared to make any further statement until I am in receipt of the fuller and more precise information which has been called for.