HC Deb 23 February 1932 vol 262 cc204-5
23. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what representations have been received from the Australian Government with reference to the action of Japan in the Far East; and whether there is consultation and agreement with Australia in all measures for bringing the dispute to a close in accordance with the Covenant of the League of Nations?


No such representations have been received from His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia. As stated in the reply to the hon. and gallant Member for North-East Bethnal Green (Major Nathan) on the 4th February, His Majesty's Governments in the Dominions have been kept in the closest touch with the situation throughout, and I have no reason to doubt that the policy followed commands their general assent.


Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to the attack on Australian Empire policy made at the last meeting of the Council of the League of Nations by the Japanese representative?


I saw an account, but I was much more interested by my personal discussions with the Australian representatives, which influenced me much more than any discussion by any outside body.