HC Deb 01 March 1927 vol 203 cc187-8
63. Mr. BARKER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that certain British forces have undertaken police patrol work on the outskirts of the international settlement at Shanghai previously performed by the Chinese authorities, he will say whether

Exports of Cotton Piece Goods to China.
Country whence exported. 1925. 1926. 1925. 1926.
Quantities expressed in thousand linear yards. Quantities expressed in thousand square yards.
1. From United Kingdom:
Total of cotton piece goods:
To China 155,416 not yet available. 141,758 Not yet available.
To Hong Kong 35,864 31,634
Total 191,280 185,775(a) 173,392 177,466
2. From United States:
Cotton cloth, unbleached: Not recorded in the U.S. Official Returns.
To China 6,530 632
Other cotton piece goods:
To China 907 (b)
To Hong Kong 238
Total 7,675
3. From Japan:
To China: Thous. yen. Thous. yen.
Cotton piece goods: (Jan.-Sept.) (Jan.-Sept.)
(1) Recorded by the yard 403,700 338,400 118,597 81,915
(2) Recorded by value only Quantities not recorded. 75,416 62,101
To China 194,013 144,016
To Hong Kong 20,577 13,078

before this arrangement was made consideration was given as to its possible effect upon the policy of neutrality?

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

So far as I know, British forces have not undertaken any police patrol work previously performed by the Chinese authorities.