§ 4. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement as to the present position in China; and whether any progress has been made in the negotiations as to extra-territoriality?
§ 8. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any discussions have been held with the Ctinese Government as to its deoision to abolish extra-territoriality; and, if so, whether he can state the position of the negotiations at the present time?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
Since my reply to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woolwiclh, West (Sir K. Wood) on the 30th of June, there have been no important political developments in China. The efforts to reach a compromise as regards the customs at Tientsin appear to have failed. I hope that the situation will permit of detailed proposals on the subject of extra-territoriality being communicated to the Chinese Government before long.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Can the right bon. Gentleman say whether the country is any more settled since he last made a statement?