§ 16. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps if any, have been taken to ascertain through the League of Nations the source of the arms imported into China from German ports in 1925; whether he can name that source; and whether such arms were manufactured in Germany?
In the reply given on 31st May, I explained that the question of the importation of arms into China from German ports had not been referred to the League of Nations, that the real origin of these arms was uncertain, and that there is nothing to show that they were manufactured in Germany. I cannot add anything to that reply.
There is nothing to show that they were manufactured in Germany, and until evidence is produced to that effect, I do not see that we can take any steps.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Chinese Customs are practically under English control and British officials there would be able to give the information?