§ 49. Mr. HARRIS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how far he is co-operating with the Chinese Government to prevent the export of arms, ammunition, and military material into China from this country?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
Arms, ammunition, and other military material specified in the Arms Export Prohibition Order, 1921, can only be exported from this country under the licence of His Majesty's Government, and no licence is granted for export to China, unless the British Consular officer at the proposed port of entry reports to me that the Chinese Government has issued a corresponding import permit.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Has my right hon. Friend any reason to believe that arms are being sent to China without a licence in this illicit fashion?