HC Deb 02 February 1932 vol 261 c32

I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the lack of a definite policy on the part of the Government to secure, by pacific means, the safety of British subjects in Shanghai, and a prompt settlement, through the League of Nations, of the Chino-Japanese dispute.


I am afraid that it is impossible to accede to the right hon. Gentleman's request for leave to adjourn the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance, because this Motion which has been handed to me does not conform to Standing Order No. 10. It not only has to be urgent, but definite, and this is certainly not definite.


Then I beg to give the Secretary of State notice that on the Adjournment to-night, with your consent, I shall raise the question in the limited time at our disposal.