§ 8. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information with regard to the attitude of the Japanese Government towards the application of the Nine Power Treaties to the Manchurian question?
§ Mr. EDEN
The Japanese Government have declared that Japan is fully prepared to stand by her obligations under the Nine-Power Treaty. So far as I am aware, the Japanese Government regard the Treaty as applicable to Manchuria, but maintain that the treaties which relate to China must necessarily be applied with due regard to the state of affairs from time to time prevailing in that country.
§ Mr. MANDER
Has not the hon. Gentleman seen the speech by the Japanese War Minister saying that Japan would have nothing to do with the Nine-Power Treaty concerning Manchuria?
§ 9. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British delegate to the Assembly is giving support to the carrying out of the resolution of the Special Assembly of the League of Nations on, 11th March that the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Shanghai shall take place without political conditions?
§ Mr. MANDER
Then the statements in the Press that the Foreign Minister has been supporting the Japanese point of view are entirely untrue?