§ 9. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give the House the latest available information as to the situation that has arisen between the Chinese and the Soviet authorities and as to the ultimatum delivered by the Soviet Government with regard to the Chinese Eastern Railway?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
I regret that I can add little beyond what is appearing in the press to the statement which I made on July 15th in reply to the hon. Member for South-West Bethnal Green (Mr. Harris). His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo reports that, owing to the cutting of the telegraph line, news from Harbin is very scanty. I have telegraphed to His Majesty's Minister at Peking asking for the latest information.
§ Mr. SMITHERS
Do not these events give further evidence of the unwillingness or the inability of the Soviet Government to carry out their agreements?