§ 38. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will ascertain from His Majesty's Minister at Peking whether the cheque handed over by the Hankow Government in settlement of the compensation agreed on for the looting which took place at Kiukiang has been presented for payment; and, if so, whether it has been duly honoured?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The cheque in question, which was handed to Mr. Teichman on 4th March, was drawn in favour of Sir M. Lampson, and was sent to him for endorsement. Before it was returned for presentation, Mr. Chen informed Mr. Teichman that arrangements had been made to provide funds in Hankow, and on 15th March the full amount was paid into the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank at Hankow to the credit of the Consul-General's account.