§ 38. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Nationalist troops are now in occupation of foreign premises in the ex-British concession at Chinkiang; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
Houses in the British Concession at Chinkiang have been occupied by troops of the 13th and 1589 46th armies moving towards the northern front. A protest has been lodged, but I have not yet heard whether the troops have vacated the premises.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
May I ask the Foreign Secretary whether he thinks his position would not have been very much strengthened in his protest if we had withdrawn from Shanghai outside the International Settlement?