HC Deb 11 December 1931 vol 260 cc2226-7
21. Mr. LUNN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether with a view to the furtherance of friendly relations with other Powers, he will advise the Board of Trade to refuse all licences to export arms to China and Japan, pending the settlement of the dispute in Manchuria?


No, Sir, I am afraid that my right hon. Friend cannot accept the hon. Member's suggestion which would not be likely to serve the purpose he has in view.


The purpose I have in view to avoid war and will the hon. Gentleman, through the League of Nations, take steps to see that we do not supply arms to other countries for war purposes?


The very purpose which the hon. Member has in view will not be served by his question.

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