§ 4. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affaire if he will take steps to set up an effective municipal administration in the late British concession at Hankow in trust for all interests concerned until conditions permit, full effect being given to the Chen-O'Malley Agreement?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The course of action proposed by my hon. Friend would be tantamount to a resumption of the control of the concession, and, as stated in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for East Cardiff (Sir C. Kinloch-Cooke) on the 17th November, His Majesty's Government have no intention of taking this step unless forced to do so.