§ 21. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in any general settlement in respect to Manchuria in which the Powers may be interested, the British Government will do its best to include a settlement of the default by the Chinese Government on its loan obligations in relation to the Shanghai-Nanking, the Hu-Kuang, the Tientsin-Pukow, the Lung-tsing-u-hai, and the Canton-Kowloon railways?
§ Sir J. SIMON
No suitable opportunity for pressing the just claims of British creditors of the Chinese Government will be neglected. I cannot, however, undertake to connect the railway debts mentioned with the Manchurian problem to which they have no direct relation.