§ 63. Lieut.-Colonel JAMES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to the extent to which the British Concession at Tientsin is being used as a base for conspiracies against the established Government in that part of China; and whether he will take steps to prevent Chinese criminals sheltering under the British flag?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
I have no information of any such use of the British Concession since the action taken on 23rd November last as described to this House in an answer given by ray hon. Friend the Under-Secretary on 13th December, but I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that any persons abusing the hospitality of the British Concession to conspire against the Chinese authorities will be arrested and handed over to the local authorities on production of a warrant duly issued and countersigned.