§ 2. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement concerning the present position relating to the seizure of the customs in China'?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)
I assume that this question refers to the seizure of the Customs at Tientsin and the appointment of the late Mr. Lenox Simpson as Commissioner of Customs there by the Governor of Shansi last June. At the beginning of October the Governor of Manchuria, on taking over control of the Peking-Tientsin area, dismissed Mr. Lenox Simpson. A new Commissioner was then appointed by the Inspector General of Customs.