HC Deb 26 April 1927 vol 205 cc661-2
40. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Powers who have military forces in China have set up any joint negotiating plenipotentiary body, or whether those Powers have any binding agreement not to conclude separate agreements with any of the contending forces in China?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

The Powers having military forces in China are represented in China by Diplomatic and Consular officers who, in their relations with the Chinese authorities, act jointly when the occasion demands it. Apart from this, the Powers have set up no special joint negotiating body, and have made no such agreement as the hon. and gallant Member has in mind.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether Japan and America have agreed not to conclude any arrangement without our joining them?


That does not arise out of this question.