HC Deb 30 November 1931 vol 260 c739
17. Sir C. CAYZER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has reviewed the negotiations carried on by his predecessor with the Chinese Government with a view to arriving at an agreed surrender of our extra-territorial rights in China in the light of the facts revealed by the Thorburn case; and whether he can now state the intentions of the Government on the question of extra-territoriality?


As my hon. Friend was informed on the 23rd November, very careful consideration is being given to the question of extra-territoriality. I fear that I am not yet able to make any statement to the House.


Will my right hon. Friend undertake that we shall have an opportunity of considering the matter before the House is in any way committed to a definite agreement?


The matter is under consideration, and I do not think that I can give a further answer at present.