§ 39. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether be proposes to initiate negotiations regarding the future administration of the British concession at Tientsin before the Hankow agreement is carried out and before reparation for the Nanking outrage has been made?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
As was stated in the replies returned to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull on the 10th March, and to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Chelmsford on the 21st March, negotiations regarding the British Concession at Tientsin were begun a considerable time ago. Joint recommendations, with proposed new regulations and amended trust deed, were initialled on the 22nd April, certain points being reserved for consideration of the Governments concerned. I have not the full information which would enable me to say at the present moment exactly what was initialled.
§ Mr. LOOKER
Is the Foreign Secretary satisfied that the Chinese authorities will carry out their part of the obligations under this agreement?